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Re: Early Chapters Discussion: Contaminated Waters


JamesRollins wrote:
Actually "Rollins" is a derivation of my father's first name "Ronald." I figured if I wasn't using his last name (which by the way is pronounced like the musical composer Tchaikovsky) that I'd use his first name, but "James Ronald" was too confusing: is it James Ronald, Ronald James? So we played with Ronald and ended up with Rollins. I was also informed that it had to be TWO syllables. Why two? If it's one syllable, the name is too easy to forget. If it's three syllables, it's too hard to remember? So like Goldilocks and the porridges, it seems TWO syllables is just right.

Ah, the marketing folks....ya, gotta love em!

Jim


Interesting that two syllable last names would be easier to remember. Maybe I would need my real father's last name of Matthews as a pen name huh, since my real last name is only one syllable lol. You know now I am going to be looking at the authors names on all my books for that dont you lol.

Rollins does work well and yes, much better than two first names.
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Re: Early Chapters Discussion: Contaminated Waters

Vivian writes "one syllable"

Of course, when I heard that I wondered: It sure hasn't harmed Stephen KING and Dan BROWN. (grin)

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Re: Early Chapters Discussion: Contaminated Waters


JamesRollins wrote:
Vivian writes "one syllable"

Of course, when I heard that I wondered: It sure hasn't harmed Stephen KING and Dan BROWN. (grin)

Jim


lol, well thats true too, but then we can't be calling you JIM ROLL now either lol. Sounds like a guy who writes for Pillsburry! :smileywink: Or a scary Physical Ed teacher lol :smileytongue:
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Re: Early Chapters Discussion: Contaminated Waters

I read an article in the publishing trades this morning about a forthcoming book. It seemed somewhat relevant to our discussion earlier in this thread. I love the book's title. :smileyhappy: But we have to wait a year to read it. From today's PW Daily:


Three-time Pulitzer winner Thomas L. Friedman has signed with longtime publisher FSG for a new book, Green is the New Red, White and Blue: A Manifesto. Jonathan Galassi bought North American rights from Esther Newberg at ICM, and Paul Elie will edit. The book will explore how and why green has gone “Main Street” in recent years, and what it will take to further entrench the green movement not just in America, but in China, India and the developing world.

Energy efficiency and environmentalism have been an increasing focus of Friedman’s. A New York Times column titled “Green: The New Red, White and Blue” appeared in January 2006. More recently, this April a lengthy piece by Friedman on green ideology appeared in The New York Times Magazine, and a documentary titled “Green: The New Red, White and Blue,” featuring Friedman’s reporting on green technology, premiered on the Discovery Channel the same month.

Friedman’s most recent book, The World is Flat, spent two years on the Times bestseller list and has sold over 2,300,000 copies. It’s just out in paperback from Picador. Pub date for the new book is August 5, 2008.
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