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Many of my heroines are named after my sisters who insisted they appear somewhere in a story. I love my sisters--they're as different as I am. Now I have girlfriends who want to be portrayed in stories. Boy are they in for a shock! Well, not really--they all know what I write about and they get a kick out of it.
For the heroes I usually use something that corresponds to where they originate from and what they are. In WITH EXTRA CREAM the hero is a jaguar so he's named Jag. He protects a compound of shifter cats that have ties to an Arizona compound. Hence, we have Jag Arizon. In SCREWED, Purple P Rose was named simply because I filled her vampyre menage with lots of purple prose. And so in that story we also have Peter Hard, Richard E Rection and Bent Staff--yes, they mean exactly what you think!