MEET MY MUSE: Kellie Wallace

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Kellie Wallace

MEET MY MUSE with Kellie Wallace

I don’t have one muse, I have many. While researching for Her Sweetest Downfall, I took inspiration from World War II and the 1940s. I am utterly obsessed with anything from that decade, particularly old Hollywood. I adore women such as Veronica Lake, Rita Haworth and Ava Gardner. They embody what was amazing and beautiful about the 40s. They were a different breed of women and I wanted to incorporate that strength and beauty into my characters. My character Viola Craft is a mixture between the beauty of Ava Gardner and the tenacity of Betty Davis.

I knew from day one when I started writing this book I wanted to take inspiration from old films. I watched old Hollywood movies to understand how women reacted, how people responded to the war. There is tons of literature about the London blitz but I wanted…

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