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Amita's dress:  "Chambord" House of Dior. Designer: Christian Dior Date: fall/winter 1954–55 Culture: French Medium: silk, simulated pearls, beads, sequins, rhinestones, plastic Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. (137.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1957The Metropolitan Museum of Art  "Chambord"

Amita's dress: "Chambord" House of Dior. Designer: Christian Dior Date: fall/winter 1954–55 Culture: French Medium: silk, simulated pearls, beads, sequins, rhinestones, plastic Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. (137.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1957The Metropolitan Museum of Art "Chambord"

I imagine the village of Buckley to look a little bit like this:  Arlington Row, Bibury, Gloucestershire, England by Forgotten Heritage Photography

I imagine the village of Buckley to look a little bit like this: Arlington Row, Bibury, Gloucestershire, England by Forgotten Heritage Photography

The Brothers Grimm: Jacob 1785 –1863 and Wilhelm 1786 – 1859 great creative imaginations

The Brothers Grimm: Jacob 1785 –1863 and Wilhelm 1786 – 1859 great creative imaginations

About half a mile west of Beaumaris stands the overgrown and spectacular ruins of one of Anglesey’s most stately of homes, Baron Hill.

About half a mile west of Beaumaris stands the overgrown and spectacular ruins of one of Anglesey’s most stately of homes, Baron Hill.

Milla arrives in Buckley to investigate the death of her mother  (Pandora by Arthur Rackham)

Milla arrives in Buckley to investigate the death of her mother (Pandora by Arthur Rackham)

I love this image: movie poster for The Brothers Grimm, one of the inspirations for my story

I love this image: movie poster for The Brothers Grimm, one of the inspirations for my story

The gateway to Baron Hill, Beaumaris  (inspiration for King's Reach)  [davidrobertsphotography], via Flickr

The gateway to Baron Hill, Beaumaris (inspiration for King's Reach) [davidrobertsphotography], via Flickr

Inspiration for Ben's cottage:  Alcester, Warwickshire.

Inspiration for Ben's cottage: Alcester, Warwickshire.

Inspiration for the scene where we meet Amita (Sleeping Beauty)

Inspiration for the scene where we meet Amita (Sleeping Beauty)