Today is the day! The Riptide has hoisted up her anchor and is moving out into the horizon, and I am so excited for everyone to meet Merrin, Winters, Tom Birch, Jomo, Dunn, and the rest of the crew. Oh, and Evangeline. It wouldn't be a story without her.
I have a funny habit of "casting" out my characters as I write them. I find it helps me get into their heads if I can visualize them. Luckily, I've been able to work with the fabulous Lindee Robinson of Lindee Robinson Photography and some very incredible models to bring the Riptide's crew to life. Meet the crew below...and be sure to scroll to the bottom for some behind-the-scenes secrets of this ragtag crew!
There are some missing faces from this line up, but as the Daughters Jones trilogy continues, so will the casting! All of these characters mean so much to me, and I have been so fortunate not only to find faces to represent the Crew, but to make some wonderful new friends along the way. Katlin, Evan, Angel, and Andrew, and of course Lindee, are all incredible artisans and genuinely lovely people, and I am honored that they have joined this adventure!
One other thing I just can't help but mention, is that (if you didn't notice on IG!) Katlin and Evan, our Merrin and Winters, are actually a real life couple! It's a little odd to see Merrin and Winters all cuddled up together, but these two are simply such an incredible couple that I can't help but spread the love.