This is probably not the first time you have actually heard this name. Silenus is a character in some books you might recognize...Prince Caspian of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and he's also in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.
But that's not why I named my favorite unicorn Silenus.
One of my favorite authors is Julie Garwood. She has been described as an author who "spins an unforgettable page-turner of passion and loyalty, justice and honor". Her older books, set in medieval England and Scotland, were more than simple romances.
Her heroines routinely threw their arms around small children to protect them from flying fists, climbed down thread-bare ropes to rescue boys from cliff ledges...and straightened lop-sided bows on charming toddlers. She obviously loves kids.
And, even better, she makes you believe that the innocent, the righteous, the honorable...will win in the end.
I wanted to pay homage to a great storyteller- so I named Silenus after a horse in one of her books. If you're looking for a good HEA (happily ever after), you might want to check out her historical books.