If you read either book in the Islands of Intrigue series, you’ll notice a really cute scene divider. I love our little whale because it helps lend a Pacific Northwest feel to the books. Janalyn Voigt tells the story of how we came up with the idea for what we wanted and how she created it.
Something of a Mystery: How and Why I Drew This Orca
I should say from the start that as linked-fiction partners for Islands of Intrigue, a romantic suspense series set in the San Juan Islands, Lynnette Bonner, Lesley McDaniel, and I usually see eye-to-eye. Besides respecting one another’s writing, we decided to work together because of our compatibility. So when we wanted to select an image to divide scenes in all of our Islands of Intrigue: San Juans books, it wasn’t that we disagreed exactly. It was more like only two of us at a time would like a particular possibility.
Lynnette has guns in her book, The Unrelenting Tide, which just released May 1st, so she wanted to use a gun image. I was neutral on the use of a gun, but Lesley was all for gun control, at least when it came to the divider art for our books. Lynnette suggested the idea of shells, and Lesley was happier with that idea, but I couldn’t picture using shells to illustrate romantic suspense, so we went back to the planning stage again. I love that we consider one another in this way because we always come up with something better than we’d have settled on alone.
Click Here to read the full article at Janalyn’s blog, Dangerous Worlds.
“Islands of Intrigue”, book 1:
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“Islands of Intrigue”, book 2:
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Lynnette Bonner says
I loved reading this story, even though I lived it. 😉 She did a fabulous job in our little Orca dude.