Border Field Blues Contest Winner

Border Field Blues Contest #1 – Character Names

Korina from San Diego, CA is the winner of Border Field Blues Contest #1. Korina will receive a signed Copy of Border Field Blues, Black’s Beach Shuffle, and a Bad Dog CD. Pretty cool, eh?

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Contest Description
I have a system for developing the names of the characters in my books. Many of the characters’ names are a combination of musical terms, song titles, musician names, or musical instrument manufacturers. Here’s how I came up with these names from Border Field Blues.

Bonnie Hammond is named after singer/slide guitarist Bonnie Raitt and the mighty Hammond organ.

Sayer Burdon is named after 70s pop squeak Leo Sayer and The Animals front man Eric Burdon

Max Gemeinhardt is named after Springsteen and Conan drum man Max Weinberg (although anyone guessing Max Roach, jazz stickman nonpareil would instantly earn hipness points from me). His last name is the flute and piccolo manufacturer.

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