I have officially finished penning Bleeding Willows and I am pleased with how it turned out. Along the way, I needed to build my characters – so I searched for key elements I saw them having and here is what I came up with after scouring the internet for images that inspired me:
Casper – the fast, intuitive young fighter for the clan…and Cassidy’s close friend
Tyler: Her human sparring partner and new crush. But his betrayal leaves her second guessing their relationship.
Killian: The leader of the clan of demon hunters, bonded to Cassidy, and forever watching out for her.
Lena: Killian’s sister who is the clan medic
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, I remember hearing tales of devil worshippers heading to Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery to pay their respects to Satan. It creeped me out, yet I was also very curious and wanted to investigate. This autumn I’ve decided I will visit the cemetery and will update when I do.
I did NOT take these photos. They come from this website: https://brothertom.wordpress.com/category/graves/
But this abandoned and haunted cemetery has inspired the setting for Between the Bleeding Willows, my current work-in-progress novel. Cassidy, the main character, lives in Homer Glen, IL, as I did growing up. She will find her life forever changed when she wanders into the cemetery. Welcome to Bachelor’s Grove!