Sunday, March 10, 2013

Eden Glenn - Funny thing about the Cat!

Some of the inspiration for Dar'kind Promises came in the form of visual images.

Yes, Funny thing about the Cat in Dar'kind Promises. I own the little orange tabby that makes it appearance as Zelia's Earth Dimension form. So, in a way my little kitty inspired aspects of this story.

She, and a bit of art that was a dark fairy.  I considered that we always think of the light as the fair and good.  In my world the dark fae folk are the good

Those images of the kitten, the dark fairy and a predatory cat started the story. This is a Caracal cat. This inspired Zelia's predatory cat personna.  However, I wanted it to be unique.

Image, for inspiration only

So I, with the assistance of my oldest daughter. Lynne Marcello Photography, she made my Caracal cat, Clouded Leopard combination come to life. Spotted but with tufts on the ears and cheeks.

The fruits of all this labor can be seen in the book trailer. All my stories have book trailers I created. You can find them at my website, or on my amazon page.

So that's a little behind the scenes tid bit for that story.


Debby said...

I have a wonderful cat myself. She cold inspire some stories.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Eden Glenn said...

Thank you Debbie. Some of the threads of this story where Maura is trying to get the cat to go away actually happened when my little orange kitty insisted on being adopted. We really DIDN'T WANT a cat. But she would not be denied. She was the skinny rack of bones that I describe in the story.