In addition to writing, I love making collages. They are part of what inspired me to write my first middle-grade novel and have become part of my writing process. Collaging my characters helps me understand them better as well as visualize quirky details about their appearance, dress, and the spaces they inhabit. The somewhat weird thing is I like to collage my human characters as animals. Here are some collages that helped me write SERENITY AND THE SOUL IN THE WALL.