Monday, June 2, 2014


by Kate Collins

As fans of the Flower Shop Mysteries know, Abby Knight's cousin Jillian is having a baby girl. Up to this point, Jillian hasn't been able to decide on a name, so I'm going to let one lucky reader choose it. Details to follow, but first, some history on Jillian.

Full name: Jillian Ophelia Knight Osborne, or JOKO, as Abby likes to tease her. The Knight family is big on initials. Abby's, for instance, (Abigail Catherine Knight Salvare) is ACKS!  Her brothers Jonathan and Jordan are JAKs

Jillian is a true diva, a drama queen and fashionista. She's all about the latest trend. But her husband, the youngest of the uppity Osborne clan, is all about appearances and etiquette.

Names Jillian has considered and discarded: Rain, Snow, Park, Emerald, Isabelle (Izzy) Osborne -- way too close to Ozzie), and last but not least, Poinciana Ophelia Osborne (POO), dismissed for obvious reasons.

Now it's your turn! I need a name befitting Jillian and Claymore's daughter, a fashionable, trendy, but pretty moniker, and beware of those initials (although if they're funny, that's even better.)

Abby Knight
If I choose your entry, I will also use YOUR name in the story, and you'll get an autographed copy of any of the books in the series that you decide on. You can keep it for yourself or gift it to someone. Your name will be posted on my website, Twitter, and Facebook, as well.

Contest details are on my website:

Now have at it! I can't wait to see your ideas.