OK, so yesterday my family and I arrived in Charlotte, NC, to visit my good friend Matt and his family. As we were driving down their street, looking for their house, we passed a small cul-de-sac with the name, “Great Bear Ct.”
I was pretty stoked to see that the “Great Bear” lived somewhere other than in my imagination, so later in the day, when I was hanging out with Matt, I mentioned my pleasure at seeing that there was a ‘Great Bear Ct’ in his development.
Now, you should understand, that Matt had been very supportive throughout the BOTB writing process, even volunteering his professional editing skills for my manuscripts in exchange for getting to read them before they went to press. So, he had of course, already noted the curious street name & its connection to The Binding of the Blade.
And so it was that when I mentioned, not without some degree of self-satisfaction, that his development had a street named after creatures from my series, he said, without missing a beat, “We also have a ‘Joraiem Street,’ which seems at first like it’s going to go on and on forever, but then it just ends, kind of abruptly.”
Well played, my friend. Well played.