I’ve suddenly become the kid who’s overslept and has to run after the school bus shouting “Wait for meeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

Wednesday’s Road Trip (sponsored by the ever fab energy drink known as YA Highway) was:

What photos inspire your books?

I’ve got to admit that I usually don’t wander around the internet collecting photos or casting celebrities as my characters. At least not with Hemlock. I did do it with a dystopian project that I had started.

Here are some of the photos from my files:

The clothes of Alexander McQueen, specifically the Fall 1999 and Fall 2007 collections.

The textures and brush strokes of Andrew Wyeth.


And, in casting (something I almost never do), the actor Takeshi Kaneshiro.