Each author takes inspiration from different sources. It could be Greek mythology. Or, it could be the antics of today’s headline makers.
Christopher Lentz was initially inspired by an escorted walking tour of Chinatown’s back alleys in San Francisco. With the creative seed planted, research about life in that time period began slowly, as well as the collection of items that are directly referred to in the resulting novel, Blossom.
Here are a few of the real world, tangible items that helped the author move the story forward while grounding it in the reality of today.