PLACES TO FIND PICTURES OF HEROINES
The Pink Heart Society
In Style Magazine
Sex and the City
MY CHILDHOOD HEROINES
(I used to read everything about her I
could get my hands on when I was a kid - saw all her movies - she was just so
(The Kennedy thing brought me in
first, then the rise to fame, the marriages, the movies, the talent beneath the
blondeness - fascinating woman)
Mel & Kim
(A friend and I wanted to be exactly
like them when we grew up. Singer/dancers. Oh, and fashion designers
and actresses too of course)
NOW I'M INSPIRED BY
Women I Know
Don't forget to check out my
hero inspiration page as well!
Photographs are used to give a visible representation of the Authors 'view'
and are in no way representative of the people or places in real life beyond
the realms of the Authors imagination.
I, like many other writers, often use pictures from
magazines and the internet to help bring my stories to life. So for a bit
of fun, here are the pictures which best summed up how I saw my heroines in my
mind's eye. Do they look anything like you imagined them?
(More fun inspirational images on
Faking it to Making It
Saskia Bloom went through several casting incarnations
inside my head before in the final sweep of revisions
came to the fore.
Sexy, slight, smart with a hint of steel; that's my
Paige Danforth sauntered into my
head elegant, stylish, with a hint of boho.
she also had a fragility, a sense that she was more broken than most.
- gorgeous with those sad eyes - would do nicely.
When looking for a face to show my co-authors of when
Honey Got Married... - so that we knew what each of our heroines looked
like I leaned towards the gorgeous
Not only is she va va voom, she seems so sweet!
50 Days With Rose
While writing the romantic
adventure Facebook page -
50 Days with Rose -
the character of Arabella Rose was somewhat of an amalgam inside my head.
Hints of Isla Fisher's naivety, Blake Lively's beachy looks, and a goodly
The Rules of
I'm not sure I've ever had
a heroine cast so perfectly in my head.
From the first words that spilled from Caitlyn
March's mouth I saw
The cuteness, the joy, the gorgeous red hair...
The Wedding Date
Hannah Gillespie in The Wedding Date leapt onto the
page as the kind of girl who wore a men's diving watch three
sizes two big, never knew how to get control of her hair, and only ever
wore a dress if her roommate forced it on her. That kind of gorgeous
tomboy spunk could only have been played in my head by
Millionaire Dad's SOS
Meg Kelly had been in my mind for the previous two books as
she's the last of the Kelly kids to get her own book. Presumed spoilt, but
really a heartbroken smart girl
had the right oomph and soul.
Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue
is a lobbyist and a Modern Heat heroine all of which bring certain
expectations - sass, verve, smarts, chutzpah and a cosmopolitan edge.
This picture, and many others of
gave me such inspiration for her fabulously fun character.
Dating the Rebel Tycoon
Somehow almost every heroine I write could be cast using photos of this
actress. Even though in person, and in her roles,
she has never felt like an Ally Blake heroine, her photos say otherwise.
free-spirited Rosie Harper she was perfect.
A Night with the Society Playboy
Ava Halliburton was alluded to in a preceding book,
as a perennial student. So when casting her I had to start out with
that in mind. She began as the gooorgeous Amanda Peet who
turned out to be too glamorous for my down to earth, quirky girl.
Enter the darling
- and her wooden heart necklace ;)..
Hired: The Boss's
Veronica Bing is as cheeky as they come; she turns
up for a job interview in knee high boots a Rolling Stones tour t-shirt and a
pink corvette. Being that I am a huuuuge fan of the Gilmore Girls
was a fun choice as inspiration for Veronica.
When halfway through writing this book I realised
the heroine was ALL wrong, thankfully Chelsea London popped into my
mind, fully formed. Here's the lovely Ellen Pompeo doing her best Chelsea
for the Rebel Heir
For Kendall York I needed a feisty auburn haired
beauty. I've loved Rachel McAdams in
so many films and thought her vibrancy and sass would bring a lot to the role.
I used quite a few pictures to help me come to terms
with Morgan Kipling-Rossetti. Mischa Barton featured heavily, mostly for
outfitting. The girl has some style! But I love the look in
Sienna Miller's eyes. Haunted?
Wary? "Just you try it, buddy!"
Millionaire to the Rescue
Brooke Finlay is the ultimate yummy mummy.
And this picture of Heather Graham is
the closest I've even come to finding exactly how I saw my heroine in my
Billionaire on Her Doorstep
I love this picture of
Keira Knightley. The beach
background fits with the Sorrento setting of this book. And again I
love the look in her eyes which is so perfect for my misfit, out of her
depth Maggie Bryce.
Down to Business
This was my first ever Modern Extra book.
Sassier, sexier, sharper. Which summed up my hero, but my
heroine Abbey Parrish had a long way to go before she caught up with Flynn
and this picture of Reese Witherspoon
seemed just bookish enough ;).
Siena Capuletti. A sharp, ambitious city girl thrown into the middle
of family life in tropical Cairns. This photo of
I thought had a lot of flare and sass just like my Siena.
Jodie Simpson was given to me by the lovely editors in Richmond as part of
an eight book continuity series entitled THE BRIDES OF BELLA LUCIA.
Auburn haired, petite, green-eyed. Not exactly a typical description
but I found a few piccies that made me think otherwise.
Laura Somervale came to me from somewhere magical. Long curly auburn
hair, bare feet, earth mother. I had to go searching for a picture
remotely like her and loved this one of
A Father in the Making
Emma Radfield was born of a minor character from my
previous three books. But I hadn't set her up quite right so I
changed her name, changed her background and created her anew. But
this picture of
had been in my mind for some time.
A Mother For His Daughter
Gracie Lane was born from this picture of
I loved the red dress, the bare feet, glass of wine and open packet of
crisps. So many contrasts to play with. And isn't she just far
too cheeky for words? I always thought of her as a "naughty Snow
to Marry a Billionaire
This picture of
the haircut, the outfit, inspired a whole scene for Cara Marlowe.
She's sweet, and neat, and needs somebody to help her let down her hair.
Jennifer Lopez inspired
Kelly Rockford. Her groovy magazine chic and funky regrowth made
perfect sense to me.
This picture of
summed up Romy Bridgeport. Neat, shiny, cheeky, and just a little
bit shy. I even made her a nil biter because of this picture.
The gorgeous Kristin Davis
from Sex and the City was perfect for my first romance heroine Holly Denison.