Barry Chang, the main character in my winter-themed short story, The More The Merrier, was named after two men I admire. Barry is for Barry Allen, the sweet, endearing superhero from the TV show, The Flash. He's an all-around nice guy who you can't help but root for.
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Chang is the surname of my maternal grandfather, my own real-life hero. My Grandpa was a fun-loving and generous man who introduced me to Mariah Carey and The Wilson Sisters and more importantly, took in my then teen-aged mom and her brother when their parents passed. Because of him, I gained a whole clan of aunts and uncles and cousins (and now nieces and nephews!) and have some wonderful memories to look back on.
This is one example of how my real life played a part in inspiring one of my books (and a good reason for why authors watch TV). 😉 Now that you know about one of my favorite shows, please comment below and tell me about yours. One random winner will be chosen to win a free ecopy of The More The Merrier. Come back tomorrow to find out who won.
Liwen Y. Ho is an Amazon bestselling author of contemporary romance, both sweet and inspirational. A marriage and family therapist in her pre-author life, she enjoys creating realistic characters and helping them find their happily-ever-afters. She lives in California with her techie husband and their two munchkins and blogs about life as a recovering perfectionist.
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