Here it is! My Pinterest storyboard for "Cloaked," my western reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood. It's about an imaginative teen who travels to Wyoming to meet her grandmother, and there encounters a scheming bookkeeper intent on stealing her grandmother's ranch. My story board is filled with casting ideas, locales, historical details, props, and even some costume thoughts.
I mentioned recently that I've finished writing the first draft of "Cloaked." I'm working with an editor to really bring it into focus, and my plan right now is to release it as an ebook this summer.
Today, I'm also going to share the board for a story I'm still doing research and planning for. I call it "Hopeful" right now, and it's a Snow White reimagining set during the 1870 "Exoduster" migrations when thousands of African Americans left the south for the wide frontier. The history of that time is really fascinating, and I'm having a great time researching it. I won't start writing "Hopeful" for a while yet, not until I've got "Cloaked" published and finish up another project, probably. But it's coming!
I have to admit I've gotten kind of addicted to making these inspiration boards. Sometimes, my best friend and I even use them to make up stories together, adding photos and seeing where the story takes us, though that was a lot more fun before Pinterest started hiding the comments, alas.
This post is my contribution to the Pinterest Storyboard Party 2017 hosted by Elisabeth Grace Foley. If you'd like to see the boards I did for her party a couple of years ago, including the one for "The Man on the Buckskin Horse," my story that's included in the Five Magic Spindles anthology, you can read that post here.