Today, I thought it would be fun to share my visual inspiration for Quinn (Pendleton Petticoats Book 9) and talk a little about the characters.
We first met Walker Williams in Lacy (Book 5 in the series). At that time, he was Lacy’s younger, cheeky teenage brother. He and Lacy were close and she was determined to make it possible for him to chase his dream of becoming an architect.
Lacy married the town’s most eligible bachelor banker, Grant Hill. Grant, being a kind and generous man, sent Walker off to Portland to college.
We knew from Lacy’s book that Walker was handsome, but now he’s all grown up.
When I was thinking about the way I wanted Walker to look I had some specific things in mind:
Dark hair (although Walker’s is cropped)
Intriguing dark eyes
Kindness apparent in his face
Booboo hit all those points.
The inspiration for Walker also needed to be fun and playful – which Booboo certainly seems to be.
I can just so easily picture him as Walker.
Choosing Quinn was a little different.
I did a search in a website I use for royalty-free graphics, looking for a girl with bright red (orange!) hair. When I found this one, I knew I’d found my Quinn. This is actually the image of her I used on the cover.
Not only is this girl beautiful, (with that bright hair I needed for Quinn), she also has that fun, sassy, curious look that is perfect for Quinn’s character.
Don’t you just wonder what she’s thinking in this photo? Maybe she’s contemplating the next time she’ll see Walker.
If you hop over to Pinterest, you can check out all the visuals that helped shape and inspire the story, from fashions of the day to Oreo cookie ads!
And while you’re checking out the pins, listen to this song by Morgan Evans. “I Do” is what I listened to while I wrote Quinn.
Quinn — Full of opinions and plans to help women, Quinn Fairfield has no time for such nonsense as falling in love.
Available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYD45W2