Characters and Tattoos.

Before I write any book (and particularly when starting a new series,) I fill out several pages of character notes for the main characters. It includes two pages of questions along with one for details about their friends and families.

One section involving personal appearance includes tattoos.

Tattoos, I feel, can tell you a lot about a person. For Osian and Dannel, they definitely tell a story about them. I didn’t see them as people who’d get random ones without there being a meaning behind them.

Even if the meaning might be silly to some people.

So, what are there tattoos?

First? Osian and Dannel have the same tattoo inked on their ankles. A jam-covered toast with a smiley face and a little heart. It’s the tattoo they’ve had the longest.

The rest of their tattoos are more personal to each of them. Osian has two gaming related tattoos—one for a PlayStation controller and the other from the game Assassin’s creed.  Dannel’s main tattoo is one connected to being a firefighter.

They’ve both considered getting other tattoos but haven’t made the decision yet. I’m sure at some point they’d get one connected to musicals or true crime since that’s their joint passions.

As for me personally? I don’t have any tattoos. I’m absolutely terrified of needles. I’ve always wanted to get one but can’t see myself being able to get through the experience.

How about you? Do you have any tattoos?

You can find visual representations of the tattoos on my pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/dahliadonovan/the-london-podcast-cosy-mystery-mm-cozy-series/mc/

What I overthought…

….in Ghost Light Killer.

First? The killer and their motive. I can’t giveaway too much because spoilers. But…I definitely had to rethink aspects of the mystery a few times.

Second? The ghost. Again. Spoilers. You’ll see when you read the book.

Third? Myron.

Fourth? Ian’s musical.

Fifth? The ending, which I erased and rewrote at least once to get it perfect.

4 Things I Love about the Apartment…

…in Ghost Light Killer.

Osian and Dannel have an epic setup. They live in a building owned by Danny’s family–so no rent. They do have to keep an eye on their neighbour’s and help clean up. All things considered, they’ve got the best of everything.

So what do I love about it?

The Neighbours

There is an eclectic group of people who live in the apartment building. Ian is probably my favourite secondary character. He’s a riot.

The View

They live in Covent Garden and have a colourful and eclectic view out the window.

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The Building

The apartment building was built in the 40s…and looks like it. It’s lovely. Check out my Pinterest for the visual reference I used.

The Kitchen

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The Pierced Peony Playlist

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For most books I write, I have at least one music playlist. I thought I’d share ten of the songs from the Pierced Peony’s list.

  1. Shotgun – George Ezra
  2. A Sky Full of Star – Coldplay
  3. When We Were On Fire – James Bay
  4. I Bet on You – Lissie
  5. The Game – Amy Macdonald
  6. Gloria – Lumineers
  7. Do Right – Wild Rivers
  8. Bottom of the Sea – Sean McConnell
  9. I Know the Way Home – Andrew Galucki
  10. Give Me Something – Callum Scott

My Top Ten True Crime Playlist

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A year ago or so I put together a true crime playlist. I thought it might be fun to revisit it and see if anything ha s changed.

  1. Cold Justice
  2. Homicide Hunter – I LOVE Kenda. He’s a riot
  3. Murder Tapes
  4. Snapped
  5. Homicide City
  6. See No Evil
  7. People Magazine Investigates
  8. Buried in the Backyard
  9. I am a Killer
  10. The Night Stalker

What about you?

Do you enjoy true crime shows?