I’m excited to say that Threads is now live on Amazon.com!
The novel Threads uses several names from literature (author, characters), science, and even the movies. Make your guess at where the following names come from and then email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line Threads Contest. The contest will run for two weeks. The first person to guess all correctly wins a free copy of Threads. If there isn’t a winner at the end of two weeks, then the person(s) with the most correct answers will win a free copy. Please note that the spelling of the names used in Threads does not always match the spelling used from the source of inspiration.
1. Connor, as in Connor Glass (movies).
2. Bennet, as in Ms. Bennet the English teacher (literature and movies).
3. Neumann, as in Mr. Neumann and Tori Neumann (science).
4. Hubbel, as in Hubbel’s Department Store (science).
5. Harper, as in the town where Threads takes place (literature)
6. Dockleaf, as in Ms. Dockleaf the World History teacher (canine history)
7. Beatrix, as in Bea a student in World History class (literature)
Please note that it is entirely coincidental that the name Ellis Bell is the same name used as a pen name by Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights). I wasn’t aware of it until nearing the end of writing Threads, and by then I was too attached to Ellis to change her name.