I am so pleased to announce my second book, THE HIGHLANDER’S HEART is finally being released today! Yay! The crowd goes wild!!
It is wonderful my characters are finally seeing the light of day, so to speak. I enjoy all my characters, but David Campbell comes the closest to a man I might I actually fall for. Is it wrong to admit a small crush on my hero? He is steady, prayerful, and selfless in his concern for the welfare of his clan. He also looks smoking hot in a kilt!
I did a lot of research to find just the right name for my hero. I researched the clan histories and locations to find just the right fit. The powerful Campbell clan, located in Western Scotland, was perfect. Then I had to find a first name. I searched records which listed the names of the clan leaders and high ranking officials in the 14th century. The name ‘David’ was commonly in use, in fact it also was the name of the king of Scots at the time. ‘David’ also seemed to fit well with the surname of Campbell.
All you Freudians will smile knowingly when I confess that it wasn’t until the end of the manuscript, a manuscript that took me almost an entire year to write, that I realized I actually knew a real David Campbell. He was a totally cute boy I was mad about in high school. Hmmm…coincidence?
Did you ever have a “Freudian slip” where you accidently revealed what you really meant, rather than what you meant to say? Do tell!