Vespasian on my Vision Board & In My Planner

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in The Work In Progress, Untune the Sky, What Pooks Is Writing | 4 comments

This image of Vespasian isn’t anywhere else and probably won’t be.

Yes, I bought an image that would ordinarily be used for a book cover to use for my own inspiration.

Seriously. How could I not?

What drew me to this image is one word. TORTURED. That is how I view Vespasian, and what I sensed in this image. I would have snatched it up just as quickly if he’d been fully clothed. Yes, really.


Now, you might think I only got the image because of the washboard, but if so, why did I cover part of it  with those other images across the bottom?

They are various images of the 9 of Coins in Tarot. I am not a Tarot reader but I use tarot cards in my writing to brainstorm when I’m stuck. I love the various images in different decks, and have always loved this particular woman. Recently I saw this description of this card:

The Nine of Pentacles represents significant financial reward, but one borne of hard work and careful planning on your part; a just reward for prudent actions.

“The Nine of Pentacles represents significant financial reward, but one borne of hard work and careful planning on your part; a just reward for prudent actions.”

There is a Harry Potter Tarot on and that artist’s interpretation of this card is Molly Weasley! She is the black and white card just to the left of the middle card. On the right is an image of the Weasley twins. I will have to write about that one, and why it ended up here, another time!

Here is the pic of my vision board at work. Nice inspiration, eh?

This laminated divider page–the vision board–is in my planner where all the secrets of the Fury universe are hidden..

But as I said elsewhere…

Before you go?

If you see him totally different? If you see him like this?


Why, you are absolutely right! Who am I to tell you what the characters look like in your head? [But I’d love to see what they look like in your head, if you have any images!]

When my book leaves my fingertips and lands in your ereader or on your shelf, it becomes yours.


“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” ― Samuel Johnson

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Let me know what you think about my image of Vespasian, where it’s right and where it’s wrong. But no spoilers, please, for people who haven’t read the books yet!

And if you haven’t read the books, click the book covers to find out more. Watch the videos! Read the chapters! Or just go ‘click’ and buy the books wherever you prefer because they are available darned near everywhere.

And now, I’ve got to dive back in and torture my characters. Oh, you must wonder, is that tortured image of Vespasian a foretelling of Untune the Sky?

Ah, that I cannot tell.

Well, I can tell.


But I won’t.






  1. Hot. Be still my heart hot. But you knew that. Why are the bad boys always hot?

    • “I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”

  2. Re: Image of Vesp.

    I see him as more sinister. Tortured, yes, but with a definitely sinister edge.

    Any publication date anticipated for the third book?

    • You are absolutely right about the sinister bit.

      As for a a date, late 2020, I’m hoping.

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