When my daughter and I were on the phone today, she told me she had almost finished reading my novel, "Was Donald Chancecastle modeled after Donald Trump?" she asked.
Smart woman. When I created the pompous, noisy character, I did have The Donald in mind. I thought about changing the first name. But, considering the satiric characteristics of the novel, I kept it. For if there is some grandiloquence in "Donald," you will also find quirky comedy there as well. Think "Donald Duck."
And, to top it all, Donald Chancecastle is kinky.
Little did I know that he would come out when The Donald would make such an apparition in the news.
Of course, no one in their right mind would vote for Donald Chancecastle.