I have such a very clear image of my characters, I can see them as clearly as any real person that I’m thinking about. I sometimes even see people in the street or pub and think, gosh that looks just like, Deke, or Rudi, or Aislin… But I daresay my readers have their own pictures too! When I’m discussing other books with friends or at my book clubs, we often disagree about the characters of the novels we’ve read, each taking a different slant on how he author has written about them.
I was talking to my husband Bari about this, who as well as being a drummer, is also an artist, and I set him the challenge to draw the characters from Night Vision from the way I described them (I don’t think he’ll read the book, although he has bought it!
So here are his thoughts… not altogether the same as mine!