This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Do you ever feel the need, once you've finished the last page of a really good book, perhaps after hugging it closely to you for a while, to find out more about it? You aren't ready to let go of the novel just yet. You need that little bit extra.
Well, fellow book lovers, I give you Pinterest.
If you're lucky you'll find the author has pinned pictures, which show you what inspired them to write the book – the scenery, buildings, a flavour of the character's life and maybe even a picture of the character themselves.
Take these five authors, for example.
Iona Grey – Letters to the Lost is a beautiful novel. Set over two time periods, the Second World War and present day, Iona weaves a heartbreaking yet beautifully romantic story. Iona has also created a lovely Pinterest page with old letters and postcards, a B17 flying fortress and the terrace in Crouch End. You must take a look. Iona Grey on Pinterest.
Liz Fenwick – It is no secret that I booked a holiday in Cornwall after reading both The Cornish House and A Cornish Affair by Liz. The descriptions of the land, and the sea, within the novels are just so evocative. So I was delighted to find a Pinterest page that Liz has created for the places mentioned in A Cornish Affair. Liz Fenwick on Pinterest.
Meg Cabot – I remember squealing out loud when I first read that Meg Cabot was writing a new Princess Diaries novel for adults. But, oh! What a long time to wait. In the meantime I've been sneaking looks at the Royal Wedding Pinterest board. Because, yes, Mia is marrying Michael. The board has pictures and ideas from Mia, Lilly, Mia's dad and, of course, Grandmere. Meg Cabot on Pinterest.Lucy Ribchester – The Hourglass Factory is a 1912 suffragette thriller novel. Quite frankly I'm sold on that description already. Lucy's Pinterest board is jam-packed with gorgeous pictures to scroll through, too. Lucy Ribchester on Pinterest.
Cathy Bramley – I loved Appleby Farm, Part 1, (Part 2 out this week!) and was charmed by Cathy's photographs that she has uploaded onto Pinterest. Chickens, an honesty box for eggs and potatoes, plus a tearoom. All research for Cathy, providing her with inspiration for the novel. Cathy Bramley on Pinterest.
What author Pinterest boards would you recommend?