Here's another legacy post from my Goodreads blog.
Sometimes character names come from odd places. Here's one of my favorites.
December 21, 2012
One of the characters in Shadows of Valor, Tully, got his name from a creature I created in Spore, a game that let's you create creatures in the cell stage and evolve them to the space stage. The good news is that all he got from the Spore creature was his name. It would have been difficult to explain where the short, round, hot pink guy with the heart shaped horns fit into my military sci fi book.