What do I use as inspiration for my characters? Like many authors, I tend to envision actors and actresses–from stars to bit players– as models for my heroes and heroines. I collect pix ¬†and put them on a Pinterest board, then browse through them, looking for someone who strikes me as the perfect representation of my character.

Oh, The Guys! Brave, Strong, Kind, and… Drool-worthy!
Follow Karen Ann Dell’s board Book Hero Inspirations on Pinterest.

Ah, The Ladies! Sweet, Sexy, Smart, and…Sensational!

Follow Karen Ann Dell’s board Book Heroine Inspirations on Pinterest.