I always enjoy sharing the visual inspiration for my characters.
Today, I wanted to introduce you to the characters in Protecting the Princess.
Parker is a man’s man. One who makes his living in the great outdoors. So when I was thinking of his character, I needed someone who fit that bill.
Colin Donnell seemed so perfect for Parker.
Just absolutely perfect. It wasn’t hard at all to envision him as Parker – an outdoor guide / cowboy who loves living in Summer Creek.
For Poppy, I knew I wanted the character to have a certain look, complete with freckles on her nose. The image that popped into my head was of Eloise Mumford. The first time I saw her, was in a Hallmark Christmas movie that I loved. And she just seemed so perfect for Poppy’s character.
It’s easy to imagine how Parker would fall for a a pretty girl with bright eyes and a beautiful smile.
James Caan was exactly the right inspiration for Gavin, Poppy’s grandfather.
Forry Smith is my choice for King Granville.
And Christine Baranski is so, so wonderful for the Queen.
With Conner Weil as Poppy’s brother Eli.
Find more tidbits of inspiration on my Pinterest board.