Woodland creatures are common visitors and often main characters in both YA fantasy and fairy tales. Bears are one of my favorites. While there are no bears in my WIP (work in progress), the odds of a bear (or two, or more) showing up in a future piece is highly likely. The daring model in the enchanted photos is Tina Rybakova, from Moscow. Cosplay photographer Dasha Kond is the mastermind at work blending art and skill from behind the lens of a camera. Her photos serve as a prolific inspiration for my writing. If a picture is worth a thousand words, there’s a book in there! You can Visit my character inspiration, pinterest board to view a plethora of Dasha’s photos featuring a variety of woodland creatures including wolves, foxes, reindeer, peacocks, snakes, birds of prey, and even a poodle or two.