In The Great Divide almost all of the characters’ names (not all) have double letters in either their first or last names. I find that interesting–especially since your last name does, as well.
Now, would you share with us all just exactly where in NC you grew up?
Every now and then a reader’s question offers a surprise, and this one is another first. I have never noticed that about the names before. The powers of readers’ observations sometimes is just astonishing. We have had readers write to correct the hair color of a child in two books in a series four years apart—no I am not going to tell you which books.
As for where in NC I come from, I was born and raised in Raleigh, then did my undergraduate studies at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. I left from there to the UK, where I did a masters in international finance, something that every novelist needs, wouldn’t you agree?