One of my hobbies/interests is planning. I’ve collected a lovely selection of stickers. I thought I’d share some of my favourite indie sticker shops. There’s loads more but these are ones I return to most often.
I find decorating a planner to be quite relaxing. I usually have a day each month where I spend several hours preparing the following months pages.
Sweet Kawaii Design
The Coffee Monsterz Co
The Planner World
Every Minute A Story
Quite a few of these were very….2020 themed as you can tell.
2020 was an odd year for reading. I usually read on average a book or two a week. This year I went through phases were I didn’t read for ages then I read five books in a week. So I thought I’d share a few of my favourites from the past twelve months.
They are in no particular order. (Well, technically I’ve put them in alphabetical order)
A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau
Demons Do It Better by Louisa Masters
Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera
Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspooon
The Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series by Kerry Greenwood – No lie, I read the entire series about three times this year.
The beginnings of the idea of Cosplay Killer started in the back of my brain ever since I wrote The Grasmere trilogy. I knew I wanted to write a full M/M cosy mystery series with an established couple. There were just other stories to write first, so I let this one percolate for a while.
Inspiration came from a number of places, and I thought it would be fun to share some of them for you.
– Hamilton and Six: The Musical.
I’m not sure which came first–Cosplay Killer or my new obsession with Hamilton and Six: The Musical. But they’re definitely intertwined.
My vision for Dannel and Osian was of two men passionate about video games, the theatre, movies, and cosplaying their favourite characters. It’s something I hope to explore further as the series grows.
– Video Games
– Air Ambulance/Ambulance shows
There are a number of the shows out of the UK. My hubby and I watch them religiously. I’ve had friends who are paramedics who talk about burn out. I knew I wanted one of the MCs in the series to explore that concept.
– Covent Gardens
The image above is one I found while looking for something else. And it sparked something in me about where they lived.
If you’re an author, where do you find inspiration for your books?