(Image by fiach from Pixabay)
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?