Monday, August 5, 2013

Pretty Pictures

So, on my last blog post someone suggested that I make a Pinterest page so that people can 'see' beyond my descriptions in the books.  Now, I love Pinterest anyway, although I've sadly had less time for trying out new recipes and things, so I thought this was a great idea.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Pinterest, it's basically like an online bulletin board.  I've found it particularly helpful for recipes.  When you find something that you want to remember, like a recipe, you "pin" it to your board.  When you're sitting there thinking about what to do for dinner, you can go to your Pinterest board, look through the recipes - which are all denoted by pictures - and click on the picture of what you want and it will automatically take you back to that webpage where you found the recipe.

My husband doesn't get it.  He asked me, "Isn't that just bookmarking it?"

Well, technically yes, but it's with PICTURES.  I don't have to try to remember how I described said recipe in the bookmark, or click through a bunch of links before finding the one that I want; I can just look at the pictures, think "oo that looks good for tonight" and click on it.  Plus it's useful for things like Do-It-Yourself crafts, decorating ideas, sewing ideas, etc.  Some people collect funny sayings (I do that) or inspirational quotes.  I've seen work-out pins, sexy men pins, sexy women pins, hairstyles, make-up, etc.  It's a cool site.

So, as suggested by the reader, I started a Pinterest page as Golden Angel for my books.  You DO NOT have to join in order to see my boards.  What my Pinterest Page consists of is (at the moment) 4 different boards.  One of them just has humorous sayings.  The other three are labeled by my series - Domestic Discipline, Poker Loser and Stronghold (which includes the Venus characters).  I have pinned pictures of various things - and tried to label all of them - that remind me of things in my books.  This includes some pictures of men / women that I think look the way I see my characters in my head and some pictures that look like kinda of like places I describe.  I found one that's pretty close to how I picture Stonehaven (Dealing With Discipline) and another that looks similar to how I picture the bar at Stronghold.

Now, of course, you may or may not agree with me and that's okay.  Not everyone wants to see pictures and if you prefer to keep what's in your head, that's cool.  But if you're curious as to how I picture things in my own head or just prefer to have a visual to hold in your mind as you read, the Pinterest page might be a cool thing to check out.  I'll try to keep it updated on a fairly regular basis as more characters are introduced and as I find more pictures =)


  1. OMG I LOVE that idea, I follow boards from other readers and even when I don't always agree (what would be the fun of all of us agreeing anyway? LOL), I always love seeing what goes for the person who idealized the book I love!!!!! Awesome boards!!!!!!

    LOVING Dealing with Discipline!

    1. Heh heh glad you like it! I didn't realize that readers do pages like that, I'll have to look for some for my favorite books!

  2. I'm not sure who is my favorite character now... Eleanor or Jessica... grrrrrr..... Anyway, keep up the great writing :D

    1. YAY! That's the kind of thing that's always good to hear =)

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    1. I thought so too! The only problem is now I'm on Pinterest when I could be writing LOL