Tooth Collector Fairy Blog Trivia – Brushelot

Behind the scenes with the author

Brushelot is the name given to the magical land where Tooth Collector Fairies live.  You might think a name for a tooth fairy’s magical land would come easy but it didn’t.  Originally, the name was to be Panteen – a little play on Peter Pan and Preteens. It was a wonderful name and quite cleaver, if you ask me.  However, after a handful of people read a draft of the story and said, “I thought it was going to have something to do with hair,” I knew I had to make a change.  It seemed the name Panteen was too similar to Pantene – the shampoo.  Hmmm.  Back to the drawing board.

After a long period of grieving the loss of this fabulous name, I found myself back to square one.  How about Flossalot?  Did you know there is a rapper named Flossalot?  Really, there is.  Can’t use that one.   Brushalot came to mind.  After a Google search I learned that name was already taken, as well.  

How about simply changing the “a” to an “e” – to Brushelot?  Brilliant idea.  Now the question was, “Will that work?”

A Google search did not turn up any other usage of this word.  Visually, the name reminded me of Camelot so I set out to research Camelot.  Could there be a sensible reason to suggest a comparison between the word Camelot and Brushelot?  My research revealed several interesting facts.  First, Camelot, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a time, place, or atmosphere of idyllic happiness.  So far so good.  Second, I found that an Arthurian scholar named Norris J. Lacy wrote, “Camelot, located nowhere in particular, can be anywhere.”  BINGO! I thought.  This sounds exactly like the place where the tooth fairy’s magical land is located.  And it was declared that its name shall be Brushelot!

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Well shiver me timbers, who knew so much went into a name ah a rose by any other name I think the saying goes… I personally like flossalot myself but they call him the rapper, ah yes then, brushelot yee shall forever be. Hmmm now let’s see what else can we comment that rhymes a bit from me?

Love the behind the scenes view of what it takes to be an author. Looking forward to more nuggets of knowledge.

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