A couple of the suggestions didn't make the final cut. I decided against Dead, because I've never forgotten reading in a biography of Ernest Hemingway that he was very upset that the galley proofs of Death In The Afternoon had Hemingway Death on the top of every page.
I also rejected LAWKI2, on the off chance that comments such as these three might ultimately convince Harcourt that there really should be a sequel to Life As We Knew It:
When you are finished reading, you will want to know more about what happens to the family so I hope that a sequel will be published in the near future.
My readers are telling me that they need closure! I tell them that a parallel book is coming and they think that is great but, they want a sequel!
Help! Are you planning on writing a sequel to continue Miranda's story? We really, really hope so - please don't leave us hanging. :-)
Back to the poll. There'll be six options, listed in alphabetical order. The poll will end Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5 PM EST (aka when I'll be lighting my first Chanukah candles). Majority rule, but if there's a tie, or two or fewer people vote, I get to decide.
Vote wisely if not often. Remember, the nickname you choose for the dead & the gone will be the one I'll use in this blog and in correspondence with my editors and agent for all eternity.
Ooh. I think I just scared myself. Oh well. If I can't trust my beloved slowly gained readership, who can I trust?
Now that's a question I'm not going to put in poll form ever!