Have a character named after you

Inventing character names can be fun, but it can also be a challenge. For Duin, the titular hero of my novel Stellarnet Rebel, I wanted something that sounded aqueous. His name is based on the sound of a water drop — you know, that “doo-win” noise Cameron makes in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” by flicking his cheek with his finger. It’s also symbolic. There are several references in the book to Duin being a water drop that creates ripples across the surface of a pool — the way his actions create repercussions for himself, his loved ones, and his world.

But there are SO many characters to name in a full-length novel. Sometimes I just get tired of trying to make them up, so I’m offering the opportunity to see your name within my upcoming cyberpunk thriller, Stellarnet Prince, the sequel to Stellarnet Rebel.

For complete details, see my website JLHilton.com. Deadline is tomorrow, but it’s not too late to enter!

The winner will also receive a free digital copy (epub or pdf) of Stellarnet Prince (when it is available in several months, release date TBA), and will receive a “GLIN” sticker and a nagyx necklace based on the soul stone Duin gives to J’ni in Stellarnet Rebel.

J.L. Hilton

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