By rights, this post should be a thousand words, but I’ll wrap it up for you in a few hundred.
Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found a new toy.
The gist of PhotoFunia.com is simple. Step 1, upload pics into a wide variety of templates. Step 2, enjoy the effect!
I happened upon an image a friend had created with this site, and to understate matters, I was inspired.
Apologies to the pun police, but seriously. Once I saw the gallery templates, I 100% had to create a piece with the main cast of INSPIRED framed on a museum wall. If you’ve read the novel, you know why. Ideally, I would have used actual photos of the characters, but since fictional folk tend to be tricky to capture on camera, I went with shots from my INSPIRED photo shoot instead.
So much for the necessities. But I figured, why stop there? So I kept playing around. Plugging my novel’s cover into the “Sidewalk” effect facilitated a pleasant delusion of big-time fame.
And since my short story in the “Toll of Another Bell” fantasy anthology drops Heartsinger and Row in the middle of London, using the book’s cover in the “London Calling” effect was another case of “couldn’t not”.
Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Will Scarlet demanded in on the act. Though my “Outlaws of Avalon” novels are still a while from publication, he’s never seen that as a valid reason not to include him when there’s face time to be had. Long story short (and with a straight-up obvious ending), the man got what he wanted*.
*And the puns just keep on coming.
Threw in one for Allyn-a-Dale, too, with the “Old Book” effect, because once again, the perfection was not to be resisted.