Win a Copy of Threads

I’m excited to say that Threads is now live on!

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 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.

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  1. 1.   Connor:  John Connor, the young man being protected by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in the movie “The Terminator”.   2.   Bennet:  Mrs. Bennet , a character in the book and movie ” Pride and Prejudice ” by Jane Austin.

    3.   Neumann:  John von Neumann, mathematician, physicist, multi-discipline scientist who was a principal member of the Manhattan Project.   4.   Hubbel:  The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.   5.   Harper:   Harper Lee, author of “To Kill A Mockingbird” and childhood friend of Truman Capote who was the inspiration for the character “Dill” in the book.   6.   Dockleaf:  A English bulldog who was the loser in a 20 mile walking contest put on by the Bulldog Club in 1894 between two bulldogs, King Orry and Dockleaf.   7.   Beatrix:  Beatrix Potter, author of the Peter Rabbit series of books.

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