When I decided to write a novel where science played into the plot, I didn't want to revert to standard tropes. I wanted the science to feel real.
Ah, the ubiquitous crow. No matter where you are (at least here in the Pacific Northwest), you can be assured that crows will be there, too.
Go on a virtual tour of some of the locations mentioned in When We Vanished, the first book of the Call of the Crow Quartet.
The stakes are lower when choosing the perfect name for a fictional creation. But I've put as much thought into naming my characters as I did my children.