Soloden come from two words “soul” and “Eden.” I put those two words together as a little play on words for me. Just like people here on Earth have roots in what was created in the Garden of Eden, I wanted to remind myself that those same struggles and failings and joys and triumphs that make us human are present in my characters. Just like things aren’t perfect here on Earth, things also aren’t perfect in Soleden.
I never really intended to tell readers that’s why I chose the name, but there it is.
For me creating a fantastical world grounded in a biblical worldview is second nature. It’s my job to create stories, and who I am is grounded in a biblical worldview, so those two things just play naturally into one another.
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