Where Does Candy McMudd Find Character Names

Throw Away Kitten Candy McMudd children bookCharacter names come from many places. They may be those of family members, friends and neighbours, names heard on the radio or television, favourite characters in other stores (including TV shows and movies) and sometimes, they are chosen because of their meaning.

We asked Candy McMudd where she found the names for the characters in her story Throw Away Kitten. Here’s what she had to say.

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Throw Away Kitten

Throw Away Kitten by Candy McMudd

Children’s Novel – ages 6 to 12

Charlie McBean has always dreamt of a kitten of his own, but he’s already ten and doesn’t have one. His family moves from the city to an old farm house where he discovers a box of kittens left in his neighbour’s yard.

When his neighbour says he’ll take the throw-away kittens to the shelter, Charlie and his sister Cavell volunteer to find homes for them. As potential owners start to arrive to see the kittens, Charlie worries his plan of keeping one for himself will fail.

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Throw Away Kitten Now Available

The youth novel (age 6 to 11), Throw Away Kitten by Candy McMudd is now available in paperback and eBook.

Summary: Charlie McBean has always dreamt of a kitten of his own, but he’s already ten and doesn’t have one. His family moves from the city to an old farm house where he discovers a box of kittens left in his neighbour’s yard.

When his neighbour says he’ll take the throw-away kittens to the shelter, Charlie and his sister Cavell volunteer to find homes for them. As potential owners start to arrive to see the kittens, Charlie worries his plan of keeping one for himself will fail.

About the Author: Candy McMudd lives in Nova Scotia where she loves exploring beaches, gathering colourful stones and rescuing hermit crabs. She was inspired to write her first novel  Mystery Light in Cranberry Cove because of the high adventures she enjoyed in her childhood on the seashore.

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