The Multimedia Bibliophile Mystery Experience
Posted by Kate Carlisle Aug 25 2012, 12:05 am
I’m a visual person. When I’m writing – or reading – I see the story unfold as pictures in my head. I love when authors share pictures of places that inspired them, or places that appear in their books. I have a “Brooklyn’s World” page on my website with lots of bonus content for Bibliophile Mystery fans: Brooklyn’s World
As long as I’ve been writing books, I’ve been collecting photos of the places and things I write about. It always helps me when I have an image of something I’m trying to describe. By now I must have a few hundred computer files filled with nothing but photos. So earlier this month, I discovered Pinterest and … yes, I went a little crazy. In case you haven’t been there, Pinterest is sort of like an online scrapbooking website. And now I’ve used it to create a multimedia 360-degree experience for readers. (Okay, I confess… I also did it because it’s fun.) You can see pictures of Dharma, the commune where Brooklyn’s family lives, of breathtaking California wine country scenery, of Brooklyn Wainwright’s favorite spots in San Francisco (and some not-so-favorite spots where murders occurred)… oh, it’s all too delicious!
I started out by creating a visual tour to accompany PERIL IN PAPERBACK, Bibliophile Mystery 6, which came out this month. PERIL IN PAPERBACK takes place in the fun-house style Tahoe mansion of an eccentric billionaire, and I even found a picture of the human-sized mouse cage that drops down from the game room ceiling.
The mansion has secret passageways, and I found these online, hidden by built-in bookshelves. What reader hasn’t dreamed of something like this? It all seems like fun and games… until one of the house party guests ends up dead, and a freak snowstorm traps Brooklyn and the others with a murderer.
Go to www.pinterest.com/booksbykate to see more pictures from PERIL IN PAPERBACK – and pictures from each of the Bibliophile Mystery novels! (The last picture here is Christopher’s Books, Brooklyn’s favorite San Francisco bookstore.) If you have a Pinterest account, I hope you’ll follow my boards!
How do you feel about bonus content such as pictures for book series? Do you enjoy seeing pictures of real-life places that appear in books? What other kinds of pictures do you think I should include for fans of the Bibliophile Mystery series?
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