Part of my research includes "casting" my characters as part of creating my character biographies. For me, casting the characters helps me to visualize them. As a second benefit, the actors usually bring depth to the characters because I can draw on their performance for inspiration.
For "Alice" I choose Mena Survari. Alice reminds me of "Alice in Wonderland" and the phrase "through the looking glass" comes to mind. Ms. Survari captures that delicate balance of wanting to do the right thing, curiosity, and innocence – and yet Alice isn't as innocent as you think.
For "Edmund" I chose Robert Pattinson. He's got the playful mischievous look to him, but Edmund isn't as self-absorbed as he appears to be. He's got a serious side, too.
For "Grayson" I picked Orlando Bloom. He's hot. He's charming. He's clever. What more could you ask for?
For "Sir John" I picked Ralph Fiennes. Sir John is complex. He cares for England deeply. He's also very guarded and ultimately he has to believe the unbelievable if he wants to protect England.
"Keira" is inspired by Keira Knightly. I've always enjoyed her performances. She embodies a quiet strength in her acting which the character needs.
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REVIEWS: 5 Stars, Readers Favorites, Molly E: I have never read a Steam Punk novel before, but because of her fantastic writing, her engaging plot line, and fun loving characters, it will NOT be the last. I highly recommend this with highest of 5 stars, and I can't wait until the second Windsor Diaries installment releases!
5 Stars, Tami Dee, Author of the Mists of Time Series: Stephanie Burkhart has a fresh, quick, quirky, inventive imagination and she gives the readers of Victorian Scoundrel a delightful mixture of all of the above!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 Operator for LAPD. Her favorite football team is the New England Patriots. She lives in California.