Something I have always loved about fiction is the way it inspires other artists, from musicians to illustrators to film makers and beyond. I love the way an idea can sprout from the mind of one person and blossom into new ideas and interpretations and grow a life of its own.
Fan art has a special place in my heart because it demonstrates how deeply moved a reader can be by a writer’s work. Fan fiction, too!
I’m not famous enough to inspire fan art or fan fic (yet). But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to see how other people see my characters and watch my ideas grow and change through others’ eyes!
Until I have my own fans making art for me, I decided to commission some art myself this year. I am quite active on Instagram and follow a lot of artists and writers. I love to support other creatives in their work, and I thought this might be a good way to connect with people. Plus, I am dying to see my characters come to life!
The first artist I would like to give a huge shout out to is Ingrid Nordli (@authoringridnordli) She did two paintings for my first novel The Timekeepers’ War and I’m so thrilled with them!
Ghost and Lynch are the main characters of my post apocalyptic speculative fiction series. Nordli really nailed the setting and clothes in this piece, and I love Ghost’s attitude!
One of the side characters I get the most comments about is Mouse, the eerily silent canine companion who keeps Lynch company after he escapes his life as a soldier for the Urasaarian Empire in Book One, The Timekeepers’ War. I love this piece. Again, the setting is perfect. Mouse looks exactly as I pictured him. And I love that we get to see Lynch’s softer side, which we’ll see more of in Book Two, Ghostlights later this year.
Thank you so much, Ingrid!
Please let me know what you think in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!