I like to hide little Easter eggs in my books.
Some are easily found by the eagle-eyed reader, and some are not, and some are only Easter eggs to me.
I also have things that aren’t relevant to the story or not revealed until later books.
While those aren’t true Easter eggs, per say, they are fun little facts to share.
The Black Stetson # 1 & 2
Some astute readers picked up on a little Easter egg I honestly thought no one would spot. Dom is retelling how she went through Mrs. Byrd’s mail and spotted unpaid bills, and also some unopened letters from Florida. I was shocked at how many readers messaged me and ask who from the Imagine Ink series was writing to her. I feel like the answer is obvious based on her age, and Mrs. Reid’s personality. So, the answer is none other than Francis (not a typo) Reid.
Also, Mrs Byrd was the name of my favorite teacher.
The Black Stetson # 3
This is one of those not Easter eggs, it is really only relevant to me or someone who knew me growing up.
The car Brooks gets picked up from prison in, was my first car. In my mind it was identical, down to the chipped paint, white faux leather interior, and unidentifiable smell.
THUNDER # 1
The DPMC table.
It was carved by someone we know and love from Imagine Ink. All the clues are there, everything, I think, but outright saying his name.
THUNDER # 2
Not so much of an Easter Egg as it is a clue.
Horns & Halo is own by none other than The Shadow Angels (form The Devil’s Handmaidens).
You’ll be hearing more from them.
DIY HEARTS # 1
The bar they eat at and repair the leak at is modeled almost 90% on a real place. A place from way back and doesn’t exist any more except in the memories of a handful of people from the deep south.
DIY HEARTS # 2
While Ronny’s attack, aftermath, and reaction was fictionalized, it wasn’t all from my imagination.
Not only did I pour a lot of myself and experiences into Veronica, I flat out stole some details from my past.
The nest isn’t fiction.