Saturday, July 25, 2009

Book Blog Tour: Lisa

Lisa asks:

Am I right that Alice [In the book, Daughter goes as Alice] is not her actual name ?

No, it's not. Here's an odd one; when I was pregnant, Consort suggested Alice as a potential name in case the baby was a girl. I liked it but didn't love it and nixed it. Eight years later, when my editor told me Daughter had to be something besides Daughter, I gave the kid a chance to name herself, something few people get to experience. Never having heard the story of the earlier-jettisoned name, she quickly said "Alice."


Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

That's very cool.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Dodi said...

OK, I love that you let her name herself!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Now I'm curious: what was your editor's rationale for letting Consort remain Consort? Unless you let Consort pick his name, too, and he chose... Consort. Which would be funny.

Just finished the book last night, by the way. Excellent! I'll be giving it a five-star review on GoodReads.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous MamaKaren said...

In the book "The Westing Game," Turtle Wexler is asked what her real name is by her game partner. She replies "Alice," although her real name is actually Tabitha Ruth. Her partner continues to call her Alice, despite learning what her actual name is.

Just a bit of Alice trivia.

9:16 AM  

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