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Meet Leonard Paxton

Thank you to everyone who recently took the time to jump into Portal B – Name a Character in my exclusive pre-release event for TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT. I was thrilled at the number of character names nominated, and also the great response to the final voting for a winner from the top 10.

Leonard jumpLeonard Paxton was the clear winner with 46% of the vote, Walter Sneed came in second with 10%. It was a landslide.

So, my character has been named, Leonard Paxton, and I really do think that it suits him.

The name was originally nominated by Sandra, who also left the following comment explaining how she came up with the name.

Based on your description I chose the name Leonard Paxton – Leonard means “Brave Lion” and Paxton means “peaceful”

Congratulations, Sandra. WooHoo! Streamers, confetti, applause. You’ve won a copy of the paperback edition of TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT. I’ll be in contact with you soon to make arrangements for delivery.

Stay tuned during the next week for the big reveal of the cover design that I’ve chosen, based on the feedback from readers who jumped into Portal A – Choose a Cover. I had a great response there as well.

Those of you who registered for Portal C – Free ARC for Review will also be hearing from me during the week. Keep an eye on your inbox.


Voting is open for a character name

Thanks a bazillion to everyone who took the time over the past week to jump into Portal B to nominate a  character name for my new book. Now it’s time to vote for your favourite/s.

I’ve listed the top 10 finalists below, which are my favourites from all of the nominations that I received. Voting is only open until the end of February, so  there’s not much time. The most popular name, as voted by you, will be used in TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT.

Just between you and me, this character is one of my favourites in the book, so I feel that I need to look after him. Hence, it’s why I’m putting extra effort into giving him the best name possible.

And, just in case you’d forgotten. The reader who originally nominated the winning name will win a paperback edition of TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT, which will be out over the next couple of months.

Please share this post with everyone that you come into contact with prior to the end of February. The more votes, the merrier.

Ok, everyone … start your engines … it’s time to vote (and share)

Name a character