THE BIRTH OF AN IDEA
When I first started to think about what I wanted to write, Violet was the first piece of the story that came to me. I was able to build her life around her; friends, a house, a job but it took a little while to figure out where in the world she was.
After many hours with a yellow note pad, the idea of a small beach town came to me. Not only did it fit Violet, who she was, her everyday life, but I also loved little beach towns.
Heading to google maps, I started to search along the west coast for a town that would be perfect. When I started searching through the images of Pismo, I didn't even have to try and imagine Violet in the setting because she was already there.
As a writer, I find inspiration everywhere I look. Books, TV, film and music all play a role in creating a brand new world from scratch.
Soothsayer was born after reading a passage from, Le Morte De Arthur. I'd always been interested in the legends but Thomas Malory sparked something inside me that I knew I had to explore further. Without the Arthurian Legends to propel my story forward, I know it wouldn't be the same.
Some of my favorite Arthurian adaptations include:
Merlin - BBC
Camelot - Starz Series
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
Beware of SPOILERS
A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS
On of the reasons I made Violet a photographer, is because I love photography. I have a ton of cameras myself and have always found it peaceful to wander off and take pictures.
Over the years, I've been found in bushes, hopping over fences and laying on the ground to get the perfect shot. Someone once told me, you'll always regret not getting the picture, so go for it and apologize later if you have to. So far, I haven't had to apologize for any of my crazy antics.
Since Violet is a photographer, it only made sense that she would have her own instagram. She can't show us everything, all the time, but she gives us a glimpse into her world.