The Midnight Elvis character is the only character inspired by a real person, Norm Ackland. Norm is an ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist) who’s been performing since 1968. I decided to use Norm’s alter ego because I thought it would add character and personality to the restaurant scenes, and as a tribute to my good friend. The alternate book cover featured below is a tribute to the Midnight Elvis restaurant and some of Norm’s family members. Please click on the book below to view the Real Midnight Elvis