One of my goals of this blog is not only to showcase books to readers, but to make an interactive location for authors and readers to enjoy the past that we write and read about. I’m a firm believer in using visuals for inspiration. My favorite practice is to make storyboards for my books. Perhaps one day I’ll share those with you. In 2010 and 2011, I had the opportunity to live my dream of traveling to England and losing myself in the wonderful city of London. My ancestors on my mother side are English and on my father’s Russian. I often say it makes a lethal combination as a writer, because most of my stories have drama and tragedy before the happy ending arrives!