That's a great question! Sure, I'd be happy to tell everyone. The name 'Logan' is one I've always liked, ever since I heard it on an old '90's television show called "Bay Watch" where Logan was a lifeguard. Being an avid swimmer back then myself, I related to the character profile and thought it was a neat-sounding name. Plus, I thought at that time that if I ever had a son of my own, it would be a great name for him (provided my wife liked it, of course!) Names are very important because they all have a definite meaning and a vibrational frequency of energy to them.
That name 'Logan' also has five letters in it, just like my own first name. So, I adopted 'Logan' to replace my first name because of loving it that much. And, that's pretty much the explanation!
It's much the same with other character names too. For instance, with the exception of my actual paternal grandparents' names being Rosemary and Jack (in Book 1), 'Logan's' parental names are based on ones that I've had some personal experience with - in terms of either working with a person of that name and/or having some kind of friendly relationship with them.
It was my dream to become a writer for children as well as a published author, first as a goal of mine to achieve in less than one year as a result of personal development training and then, secondly, because as a child, my Mom had purchased tickets to go see Robert Munsch at a local venue. As many of you know, Robert is a very well-known and successful children's author himself. He was having a storytelling show and after it, there was a book-signing. This is where I first met Mr. Munsch, whose stories had entertained me and intrigued me with inspirational joy and the possibilities of becoming an author myself.
I had already asked my mother, "How do you become a writer?" Her response was, "Just start writing!"
Many years later, I got to meet up with Mr. Munsch again, only this time in a local coffee shop. The encounter was not planned; it was simply to grab a coffee and go. However, seeing that the shop was crowded, Mr. Munsch invited me to sit down with him, and we began chatting. He knew that I hadn't been aware of who he was, but after talking for a few minutes, I asked him, "What inspired you to become a children's author?" He gave me a few pointers about "putting miles on your pencil because the creativity and writing doesn't stop when you're living your adventures!"
The discussion gave me the correct navigational tools to begin thinking about just where writing could lead me. And so...here we are today, with my first children's book published and within the time frame of that one-year goal. Ta-da!