Finally, at live long last, my novel, which has been in works for quite a while now, is finally in beta reader phase. The beta is up and running and the readers are devouring the chapters as I post them. It is an exciting time for a writer! As is common for most writers, the finished product usually looks a lot different than the story did at its inception. That is definitely the case with my novel! It - the setting and the characters - have changed DRASTICALLY since I wrote my original posts on here. As such, I feel like I need to do a bit of updating to familiarize you all with the current setting and cast of my story. In part, I am doing this for my beta readers so that they can have visualizations of the characters and settings that they are reading about. Also, I'm hoping it will pique your interest and make you want to read the book when it comes out. So, without further ado, here are some of the settings and cast of "The Gatekeeper's Curse" (that title is pending).
Ravenscrest Estate (Inspired by the Gambrill House in Frederick, Maryland)
The town of Ravenswood is inspired by Eureka Springs, Arkansas - all the way down to the lovely, old Victorian houses that give the town its trademark charm!
Ravenswood Mental Institution (Inspired by Denbigh Asylum in northern Wales)
The Gateway (inspired by a random picture I found online)
Olive Fairwater (inspired by a random woman I found on Pinterest... LOL)
Cinder (Inspired by my Mini Schnauzer, Lola)
Vivian Stonehall (inspired by Catherine Deneuve)
Deacon Fairwater (inspired by Charles Dance)
Elijah Montgomery (inspired by Zac Efron)
King Kallum Everbane of Ellesmere (inspired by Henry Cavill)