Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday's Mayhem and Foolishness: Real Place Names that are Stranger than Fiction

In honor of this month's fantastic Big Bone Lick Pack Anthology blog tour, I'd like to point out a few really funny things I ran across in the course of researching for this project.


Big Bone Lick Park.

Seriously, who could make that up? Not me. He he he. I mean, I could, but I wouldn't. Mostly because I'd be convinced that my readers would deem such a name to silly to be real. Which is exactly what makes the name so very perfect.

The park is located in Kentucky.  No, really. Here's  a link to the State Park. He he he. I cannot say or even see the name without giggling.

But it gets better. Just down the road, you can find the town of Beaver Lick. I am so serious I make Honest Abe Lincoln seem flighty right now.


I think you know by now that I write gay romance, right? Usually M/M or male/male? So to have a baptist church named, "Beaver Lick Baptist Church" right down the road from where my paranormal gay romance takes place makes me giggle. Not because of God. Nope. It's the licking of beavers that has me reacting like a twelve year old. That name is another hilarious one I would never in a million years have come up with on my own. Not unless I was writing a farce.

Okay, that's it for today's mayhem and foolishness. Please stay tuned throughout the month for more tantalizing tidbits and surprise prize offers in honor of the wolves, bears, and foxes of the Big Bone Lick Pack. :)


  1. Jesus Christ, the poor folks who are living there. Can you imagine the jokes? I really didn't think this was a real location. Thanks for enlightening us :)))
    I haven't gotten to read the book yet, but I bet I'll have a lot of fun :D

  2. Shayla, the book comes out on January 24th. And the name is.... whew. Makes me glad I grew up in Marquette. Heh. I think I might feel worse for the girls growing up in Beaver Lick. (another real town) Heh.


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