Posted on 07/29/2020 at 04:42 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some people pay James Patterson for the privilege of having a character named after them (money that goes to charity, by the way).

A Minnesota woman, however, might be the only person who received that honor for free.

Angela Hoot is both a real-life person (a mother, wife, and Mayo Clinic employee) and a fictitious one (a fiery FBI intern).

She met Patterson when he was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for prostate surgery, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The bestselling and, um, prolific author told her back then that he would name a character after her, but the real Hoot didn’t seriously expect it to happen — or remember the promise, for that matter.

An email from Patterson a week before 1st Case’s release, however, refreshed her memory of that exchange.

You can read more about how Hoot and Patterson met and what sold him on naming a character after her in the Star-Tribune.

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