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Mistral Dawn

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Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series.

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Mistral Dawn Hi H. R.! Thank you so much for your question! :-) The short answer is: It varies. The longer answer is, some of them come to me from spending time…moreHi H. R.! Thank you so much for your question! :-) The short answer is: It varies. The longer answer is, some of them come to me from spending time with my characters, some of them come from people I know who ask to be in my stories, some of them come from research into mythology, and some of them come from name lists (like in baby name books) with name meanings.

Usually with my heroines, I'll spend time getting to know them and after a while it'll be like: "Hmmm...you seem like a Veronica to me." And then I'll have to look at the name and say: "What can Veronica be shortened to, or maybe there's another nickname you'd prefer?" Once that's sorted out, then I have to name my hero. In the case of Cadeyrn, I did a lot of research into the myths of the Wild Hunt and the Erlking. Then I sat down with lists of Celtic names and looked for one that meant something that "was" the Erlking in my mind. Some of his names come from the myths, but Cadeyrn came from what the myth represented to me. A lot of my character's names are like that, which is one of the reasons I put a list of who's who at the back of my books with names and meanings. :-)

Occasionally, people I know will be kind enough to ask to be a character, and then I use their name, or at least a version of it. For example: Lynn might become Lynda or Lenore. Something along those lines. :-) And then sometimes I'll have a character who is a bit generic, like a servant or a bad guy, and I'll want to do something to make them a little more unique. So I'll spend some time with them and try to figure out at least one thing about them that makes them who they are; something that motivates them or that they're passionate about. Then I'll take that thing and go looking for a word for it in another language, usually on names lists, and, when I find the right word, I'll make that their name or I'll modify it and make the modification their name.

Anyway, I know this was a bit long-winded, but I hope I answered your question. :-)(less)
Mistral Dawn Hi Judith!! :-) I hope you're doing well today. Thank you for your question. :-) This is actually a question I get quite often, and I wrote a blog…moreHi Judith!! :-) I hope you're doing well today. Thank you for your question. :-) This is actually a question I get quite often, and I wrote a blog post about it a while back, which you can read here: http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com/2014... . The short answer is: yes and no. The longer answer is that I've had the great good fortune to know many kitties over the years, and my kitty characters incorporate bits and pieces from more than one of them. Shubert, the kitty in my profile picture, was an orphan who was abandoned in a parking lot at 2 days old. At the time, I was fostering a momma kitty, Lady Laura, and her brood, so I was asked if I would see if she would "adopt" Shubert. I introduced Shubert to Lady Laura, and at first she was all you could hope for in a good mommy, but her babies were already several weeks old, and after about a week she decided she'd dealt with rambunctious youngsters for quite long enough, and would have nothing more to do with him. So poor Shubert was an orphan again (it's a wonder he didn't get named Oliver ;-) ), and I hand fed him for a couple of weeks until he was old enough to start lapping soft canned cat food blended with goats milk off of a plate. He was a determined little thing, what my mom would call "a survivor," who was always ready to play rough and tumble with the older boys, and who had a definite opinion about just about everything. But he was also very sweet, and would happily snuggle once he'd run out of gas. When he was old enough to be neutered, he went to his forever home.
I currently have another tuxedo kitty, Bartleby, who is a permanent resident here with me in Fairie. ;-) You can see a couple of his baby pictures here: http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com/2015... . He's grown quite a bit since those pictures were taken. Bartleby was one of four kittens found in the parking lot of the hospital where I worked. One of my coworkers found them and took them home. She still has two of them, one went to another coworker, and Bartleby found his forever home with me. :-) You might not guess it from those pictures, but Bartleby is a bit prickly about his dignity, sort of like Mr. Spats, and he jumped into my arms the first time I saw him (though I wasn't on the run from gangsters at the time, thank goodness! ;-) ).
There have also been other kitties over the years who have been kind enough to educate me about how kitties behave and what they might do in certain situations. As my stories continue, I intend to share more kitty antics and ruminations with you. Sorry for the long ramble, but I hope answered your question! :-)(less)
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