Behind The Scenes

Sometimes I need to do some rather unique research. There aren’t many people who can tell you how big a circle you can make with human ashes. So I pushed the furniture to one end of my kitchen to figure it out. And before anyone starts to panic, I didn’t use real human ashes, but I did try and find something close in texture. This is my kitchen with a potbelly stove on one side, a fridge on the other and the ‘lovely’ paintings my son did on the lino when he was a toddler. Amongst it all is the circle of ‘ashes’ used by two of my characters. With the help of my kids, I recreated a scene from Over Too Soon, checking that what I envisioned was possible. (Update: This is the kitchen of the first dwelling on our property. We have built another dwelling since this photo was taken.)

         The CircleThe Ashes

I even get to draw on my kids with marker pens all in the name of research. Sometimes you can see something very clearly in your mind, but it’s always good to confirm in reality what it would look like. I didn’t have the correct colour pen, but I was able to get a close enough idea of what the image should look like.

Demon Touched          Demon Touched

For more behind the scenes details have a look on my blog, Veins Of Ink, for posts about my books.

Behind The Scenes Blog Post

An Endless Dawn

Assassins Of The Dead 1: Dark Blade

Assassins Of The Dead 2: Dragon Touched

Assassins Of The Dead 3: Society Against Vampires

Assassins Of The Dead 4: King’s Request

Compulsive Directive

Cooking For Families With Allergies

Dealings With Joe

Demon Hunters 2: Retribution

Demon Hunters 3: Tainted

Demon Hunters 4: Premonition

Demon Hunters 5: Cursed

Demon Hunters 6: Feud

Demon Hunters 7: Extrication

Dragon Blood Series

Dragon Blood Series- Dragon Mage

Dragon Blood Chronicles 1: Oath

Dragon Blood Chronicles 2: Betrayed

Earth Bound


Fairytales Retold: Aschenputtel

Fairytales Retold: Beauty And The Beast

Fairytales Retold: Sleeping Beauty

Fairytales Retold: Snow-White And Rose-Red

Fairytales Retold: The Death Of Koshchei The Deathless

Fairytales Retold: The Frog Prince

Fairytales Retold: The Golden Bird

Fairytales Retold: The Light Princess

Fairytales Retold: The Twelve Brothers

Guardians Of The Round Table Series- Satchel

Guardians Of The Round Table 1: Dexterity Fail

Guardians Of The Round Table 2: Goblin Boots

Guardians Of The Round Table 3: Singed Feathers

Guardians Of The Round Table 4: Frog Mage

Guardians Of The Round Table 5: Crystal Mine

Mark Of Kings

Mark Of Kings 3: The Assassin

Mark Of Kings 4: The King

Myths And Legends Retold: Sir Gawain And The Maid With The Narrow Sleeves

Myths And Legends Retold: Ion, Son Of Apollo

Myths And Legends Retold: Princess Ilse, The Giant’s Daughter

Over Too Soon

Perfect Little Princess

Plea Of The Damned 2: Forgive Me Aiden

Plea Of The Damned 3: Forgive Me Jena

Plea Of The Damned 4: Forgive Me Kobe

Plea Of The Damned 5: Forgive Me Marti

Plea Of The Damned 6: Forgive Me Dawson

Realms Of The Fae 1: A Debt Owed

Realms Of The Fae 2: Marked By The Hunt

Realms Of The Fae 3: The Magic Collector

Realms Of The Fae 4: An Unexpected Betrayal

Realms Of The Fae 5: Imprisoned By Iron

Stone Warrior

The Brat Next Door

The Irish Wizard

The Jungle Inside

Whispers In The Dark

Whispers In The Dark- Demanding Manuscripts

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