I’ve searched for months for images to match what I saw in my mind as I wrote Sweet Liberation. None of these are perfect, but each one speaks to me. Imagination is a wondrous, fascinating, and sometimes crazy thing. People often ask from where my stories come. I don’t know how to explain it really, other than, it’s like a movie scrolling through my mind. I “see” everything, hear, smell, taste, and even feel what each of my characters experiences. I do my best to describe the most important facets of every scene without going overboard.
What you see as you read may be totally different than what I saw, and that’s okay. So long as you enjoy what your mind conjures. Of their own accord, these images are pretty cool and each has a tale to tell. Speculate away!
Joanna’s beloved Bentley House.
Joanna’s view from the hackney coach. Flashes of lightning lit the inky black night. No sign of a passerby who could stop the dastardly plot.
Prince Ahmed’s lush cabin aboard the Seven Winds.
The Cycladic Island, Seriphos
Tal-latin or Barqa del Gozzo
The church of Panagirí was rebuilt in 1650 upon the ruins of a former monastery and is known as the Chryssopigi Monastery on the Cycladic Island of Síphnos (modern day Sifnos).
The Bryn Elizabeth, aka Abomination
The Great Cabin
The battle between the Bryn Elizabeth, HMS Steadfast, & Prince Ahmed’s ships.
St. James’s Palace, Pall Mall where Richard and Joanna are to meet with King George III.
Joanna’s beloved Annan. An Akhal Teke is a breed of Turkmenistan horse.
Perhaps how Sener Castle appeared to Richard and Joanna as they neared their home.