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Old April 18 2013, 02:44 AM   #65
Greg Cox
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Re: TOS: The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Sto-Vo-Kory wrote: View Post

Just an off-hand question: Does the name Elena Collins come from anything vampire-related? Just wondering.
Glad you liked the book. Honestly, I can't remember where I came up with the name Elena Collins, but it wasn't a deliberate vampire reference. More likely it has to do with the fact that I walk my dog past the Collins Funeral Home every day.

True confession: I also tend to steal names from the tombstones at the local cemetery, although I mix up the first names and surnames so I don't accidentally turn somebody's dead relative into a secret Romulan sleeper agent!

I also get a lot of mileage out of baby name books and lists of the local high school graduates!
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