Me at age 7 at rehearsal in my parents' little theater group. Paper dolls were not as interesting as the drama and story unfolding in front of me.
This is a photo of a northern lake where we spend time -- the sort of scene Val Cameron might encounter in PRACTICAL SINS FOR COLD CLIMATES.
I love the term "first light" for all its many meanings. Here, literal, on a northern lake. For heroine Val in PRACTICAL SINS, it means she's made it through the night.
"This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England." You can just about make out The Public Footpath sign.
I love this picture, also in the Cotswolds. A friendly path, early flowering bushes, spring wildflowers, budding trees, soft blue sky, shy clouds, and the inviting horizon. Everything in a state of potential.
The ruins of Burnham Norton Friary, which was shut down in 1538 during Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. For Book Two in the Val Cameron series, A KILLER'S GUIDE TO GOOD WORKS (September 2016), I've rebuilt the monastery, moved it, populated it and got it up and running. Just in time for murder. .