What’s In A Name?

Mrs. Publicist: Whoa! Past the time in the month where Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn) and I discuss a character name from one of his novels. How about Queenie, who handles half the narration of RUFF VS. FLUFF, first in the new Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series?

Pete: First, may I say adults with fake ID can also read the series, coming in March 2019? For fake ID, please contact the appropriate bot. As for Queenie’s name: Every morning she sips up some fresh cream from a white, gold-bordered China saucer (served by Bertha, the cook at the struggling Blackberry Hill Inn in Vermont). What else to call her but Queenie? The name was the very first thing that came to me when I began dreaming up the series.

Mrs. P: Is it true that one day there’s a bit of a problem with the cream?

Pete: Shh! That’s in book 2. We’re not there yet.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name. Maybe a character from THE RIGHT SIDE? Goody, perhaps?

Pete: Perhaps!

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23 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    9:52 am on July 19th, 2018

    Queenie! She sounds like a Force to be Reckoned With.

    Good Thursday to All.

  2. B.Stover
    10:06 am on July 19th, 2018

    It will be interesting to find out what happens on the day there is a problem with the cream.

    Good morning all.

  3. dawson
    11:06 am on July 19th, 2018

    I am looking forward to reading the Queenie and Arthur books, but first, a new Chet and Bernie book!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    11:54 am on July 19th, 2018

    Good morning (barely) BSD and B and Dawson and everyone. Looking forward to the Queenie and Arthur books. We like the 2 narrator idea and love setting. Someplace new and different.
    Tremendous Thursday to all.

  5. BooBear
    5:53 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Good Friday eve, all!!

  6. BearSpiritDog
    7:27 pm on July 19th, 2018

    I think we’re all Recuperating From the Party.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Cream!…From a golden saucer!…snort!…I really don’t like her already…bah!

    Art!….I Love!LOVE!LOVE! the artwork…snort!snort!..I also love “perhaps” as an answer to a question…chuffle!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Wookie’s Paw!….Is “Perhaps” allowed as an answer to a question say in court?…sniff!sniff!

  9. Alice M. Johnson
    8:42 pm on July 19th, 2018

    I like Queenie’s raccoon tail.

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on July 19th, 2018

    No!…This whole “Queenie” thing is going to feed Alice…grunt!..She’s been silent for so long I got really used to it. Now who knows what she will bellow forth each day….yeeep!

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Tail!…That is actually a really nice Raccoon Tail…sniff!

  12. dawson
    9:46 pm on July 19th, 2018

    BooBear: You do know it is only Thursday, right?

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Dawson!….Boo is thinking of this Thursday as Christmas Eve…heh!heh!…I can’t wait for her and my friend to retire…sniff!…Although my friend has a way_s to go yet….grump!

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Staff!…If you had a favorite flower what would it be?…snort!…Or a favorite garden thingy?..What would it bee?….wheeze!

  15. Luna
    10:14 pm on July 19th, 2018

    I’m glad to see the Thieves! returned Rio’s avatar before he noticed it was missing.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    10:15 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Dawson, we think BooBear has it. Friday eve would be Thursday, the day before so therefore the day before BooBear’s day.
    Still reeling from the soirée yesterday. What fun! Nighty night to all.

  17. Wookie’s and Teddy’s Paw
    10:49 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Rio. “Perhaps” is one of those exotic legalese terms, a lot like “to the best of my recollection at this point in time.” In more common parlance, it generally means “maybe, maybe not.”

  18. Thieves!
    10:59 pm on July 19th, 2018

    W&Ts Paw: How does the law apply to a double dog dare? It’s pretty much a pass, no?

  19. Wookie’s and Teddy’s Paw
    11:03 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Rio. Check in please. Let us know you are okay and not near any tornados

  20. Thieves!
    11:10 pm on July 19th, 2018

    W&Ts Paw: We can report that we decided this message: We survived the near miss death that was upon us. Mother nature spared a pug like me.

  21. Thieves!
    11:11 pm on July 19th, 2018

    Decoded, not decided. Bah!

  22. Alice M. Johnson
    12:33 am on July 20th, 2018

    Rio,
    Staff likes Hollyhocks and morning glories and Johnny Jump-ups.

  23. Staff
    12:34 am on July 20th, 2018


    Oh! And Mr.Staff has taught her to like zinnias too.

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