There were quite a few animals in The Library so I had lots of fun looking for those on Pinterest – I’m very pleased I found a Jacobs ram exactly how I pictured Colin. The border collies were also quite distinctive so they took a bit of searching for.
I had a clear idea of what Tom and Maggie looked like in my mind which was good but it made it hard to find any actors that were similar to the characters I had created. A young Joe Absolom kind of works for Tom but Maggie is really quite unique. That said, I’m sure if she grew her hair Julie Walters would be perfect for the role! An author can dream.
I'm a very visual person so even adding to my Pinterest board can sometimes trigger scene ideas. If you're a writer I'd recommend you give it a try and if you're a reader you might like to see some of my inspirations.
Here’s a link to my Pinterest board for The Library
The Library is out now in ebook and audio. The paperback is out on 6th January 2022 and is available to pre-order here.