How did I come up with the name Steam for the band in my Music For The Heart Series?

October 18, 2018

Logan, Trevor, and Joey from my Music For The Heart Series belong to the band Steam. Where on earth did that name come from?


I'll tell you.


I was working on book one, Hold Me, at my desk, contemplating a possible name for the band. I scanned the area in front of me and noticed the above card sitting in the corner. Just to preface, my husband and I share a custom-built desk. He sits on one side. I sit on the other. We both have our computer monitors in front of us so can barely see each other while sitting at our individual work spaces. Not totally true. I can see his head, usually with a gaming headset on it, because he is much taller than I am. But that is neither here nor there.


Anyway, my husband is an avid gamer (two sons are as well). This gift card had been sitting on our desk for who knows how long. Somehow it ended up on my side, which was odd. Or was it? I said the name aloud a few times and it stuck. My boys' band would be called Steam. 


(See honey, I complain about your gaming all the time but for once it actually benefited me)


So there you have it. That is how I came up with the name. As far as On The Fence, the opening act and follow-up series, you'll just have to wait to find out.


I hope you enjoy the band mates as much as I enjoyed creating them and bringing them to life!

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