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November 3, 2009 |
Post to the host:
My name is Joyce Sparrow. I'd like to know how you chose that name for the character in A Christmas Blizzard.
Kenneth City, Florida
Her husband's name is James, hers is Joyce, so you can see where that came from, and Sparrow is a perfect name for a wealthy couple. They roost in an enormous apartment high above the Loop in Chicago, and it's the week before Christmas. He wants to migrate to their nest on Hawaii and she is feeling ill and so they linger as Christmas mounts up around them. He dreads Christmas. She loves it. And she is the heroine of the story, so you should be pleased. Send along your address and I'll sign a copy of the book for you.