Monday, March 30, 2015

Guest: Patricia Josephine: What's in a Name?

What’s in a name?
A character’s name can be important. It’s not always random. Sometimes there has to be a meaning behind it. While Michael is the common name to pick when writing about archangels, there is a reason behind it.

Michael
Angel of Miracles
Michael is an archangel who strengthens the spirit during difficult times or dangerous situations. His name means "he who is like God" and he is the chief over the dominion order of virtues, angel of repentance, righteousness, ruler of the fourth heaven and conqueror of Satan. It is commonly believed that Michael was the angel that Moses communicated with in the burning bush and that he also saved Daniel from the lion's den. He inspires truth, patience and love in the human heart. In Roman Catholic tradition, Michael is considered to be the patron angel of policemen, guiding and guarding them as they protect us. He is also thought to be the one who gently leads our souls to heaven. (source: http://whisperingworlds.com/angel/angelnames_m.php)

In Path of Angels Michael is the leader of his brothers and the one who took Lucifer to Hell after the rebellion.

There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.


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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine

24 comments:

Misha Gericke said...

Love this concept. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd say that was a wise name choice then.

cleemckenzie said...

He's got his work cut out for him! Congrats, Patricia.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like Patricia's plans about the petting zoo. And a fan of the Doctor! I named my son Michael, and he's more like the warrior angel. He's always been a defender of the weak.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I like the naming idea, too!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Definitely.

Tyrean Martinson said...

It's amazing how names can have such meaning for each of us - in life, and in our writing lives with character names dancing around our heads.
Very cool to hear that your son is a defender of the weak!

Stephen Tremp said...

It's fun to name arch angels. I have three in a previous book I call The Three Wise Men. That';s all. A group name. It fits so I went with it.

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's cool, Stephen!

Karen Lange said...

Tyrean, thanks for the intro to Patricia! Wish her the best with her writing and the petting zoo! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

It's fun when a name means something in relation to the story. Congrats on your book, Patricia. And I live in Michigan too.

randi lee said...

Very well thought out name selection! I like when people put a lot of thoughts into names vs. picking out something just because it's trendy. Adds depth :)

Heather R. Holden said...

It's really fun when names have a special meaning. Patricia's Michael definitely seems to fit his!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Tyrean - fun guest post! I wish Patricia well. Such a lovely cover, and the story sounds intriguing! (smile)

Patricia Lynne said...

Michael's a determined guy though. He'll manage. =)

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks Misha. =)

Patricia Lynne said...

AHA! The ninja captain approves. ;)

Patricia Lynne said...

When looking up the names Gabriel is the warrior angel I think. I'd have to find it again, but after a 6am shift, I'm feeling a wee bit lazy.

Patricia Lynne said...

That's funny. I like it.

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks Karen. Hubby and I have to get our own place for the petting zoo. Apartments where we live aren't pet friends. =(

Patricia Lynne said...

Do you have snow still? I swear it's not going away here. x_x

Patricia Lynne said...

I like choosing names that have meaning behind them too. Or names that give hints to the person's ancestry.

Patricia Lynne said...

It's kind of funny because I didn't look up the meanings until after the fact and it was crazy how well they fit.

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks Dixie!