The picture of John Hanson, the strong, the brave, the fealess hero of my story, on the left was actually from an old photograph from the 1930s I found online, but when I saw it, I said, "THAT'S JOHN!!!" No other picture fit my idea of his character. You should have heard Therese trying to help me find a picture...
"Ooh! Elizabeth!! What about this one?" "Nah, he's too old."
"Hmm.... oh, what about that one! It's a cowboy!" "Noooooo..."
"What about that guy! He's handsome!" "Therese, he has to be more than just handsome. He has to be John. And that's just not him..."
And, the girl on the left is Emily Noble, the heroine of the story. Yeah I know, it's a picture of me, but as of yet I have not been able to find any picture that fits my idea of Emily. Maybe more searching will provide one, but I have looked everywhere.... I'm sure all you authors out there know how hard it is to attach a picture to a character you have made up. Most pictures JUST AREN'T THEM. Period.
So, tell me all what you think! :)