Scenes from Daughter of the Wildings

Low Sonoran desert, south of Phoenix from I-10. Photo: K. Halland, 2015. Creative Commons: Attribution, non-commercial

The physical world of Daughter of the Wildings was inspired by the landscapes of the western U.S., where I was born and raised and still live. From the surroundings I grew up in and live in, to scenes viewed from the car on family road trips, it’s all familiar to me. I do my best to paint these landscapes in words in my books, but sometimes you can’t show everything with words. There’s a reason for the saying, A picture is worth a thousand words. So for those of you who aren’t as familiar with these scenes, or if you are and still want a visualization, I’ve posted a collection of photos of landscapes and scenery that helped inspire Daughter of the Wildings on my main site. (Too many photos to easily copy over!)

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About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up. View all posts by kyrahalland

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