A new mystery idea popped into my head. Set during the American Civil War, it follows a deaf woman named Holly Grant and her sister Sandra Grant. I don't have a plot down yet, but I know that in the first book, they meet Abraham Lincoln. My question is this: Since Ulysses S. Grant is a well-known figure in American history, should I have my protagonist possess the last name "Grant" or should I change it so no one gets confused and think I'm making up a relative of "General Ulysses S. Grant"? I thought of just doing a running joke where people in the story asks the two women, "Hey, you related to that Union general?" and the girls just grit their teeth and bear it. Still, I wouldn't mind hearing your opinions. =] Oh, and one more thing: I have considered having them just communicate to each other via writing on paper (and Holly would do that with any hearing person). If you have another idea, feel free to share.