When writing, every author develops clear pictures of what his/her characters look like. Sometimes we are able to convey those images to the audience, while other times we just fail miserably. I happen to be a very visual person so when I set out to write this book I tracked down images of people that fit the mold. It wasn't until last night that I finally found my Kennan O'Malley. So in celebration of finally finding him, I thought I would post the images of my leading men and leading ladies. I hope you enjoy! (Disclaimer: I have no idea who took these photographs. I found all of these images through Pinterest. So if you know who these people are, or who the photographs belong to please feel free to credit them!)
Izzy Boone: I have no idea who this girl is... but in my head, she is Izzy. The big eyes, the innocence... She just embodies her. I have been told this character is pretty much me. So it was kind of hard for me to find a picture of someone that fit the character in my head. (I don't think she is me, just to be clear. I guess I just wrote what I knew... and I know me. LOL)
Kennan O'Malley: I was so excited last night when my friend Ali posted this picture. This is exactly how I envisioned him. Eeek.... This man's name is Daniel Conn if you would like to hunt down more pictures of him.
Xavier Xander: The man we all love to hate. He is a villain of the worst kind. Yet he is painfully handsome. This beautiful man's name is Derek Hale. He happens to be an actor and I am sure he is a lovely person in real life. It is not his fault he fit my mental picture.
Ian: Perhaps one of my favorite characters to write. He makes me laugh out loud. I just love him so much. This stunning specimen is Sean Sullivan. I dare you to look him up on Pinterest... there are some lovely pictures of him!
Molly: She is strong and beautiful and is a source of comfort for Izzy when she has none. I love how tough Molly is. (I have no idea who the actual person pictured is... so once again, feel free to let me know if you do.)
Isadora: You don't meet her until almost the end of the book. She has a much larger role in the second story so I figured I should add her here. I love Helen Mirren so much. I think she is one of the classiest women of our time. So who better to play a brilliantly wise leader?
Well, that is it for the casting round up. Be sure to check back next Tuesday, June, 25th for the first chapter of the novel. I shall post it in all of its glory and torment you!