An interesting post on developing your characters. Ususually one gets to "know" them by writing about them, but if you get stuck, this blog has good advice.
Love the title, too. Embrace the Shadows. Paranormal romance is not my thing, but many readers like it. Escapism to the nth degree. There's a lot lately that we want to escape from.
Start with winter. The economy. Politics. Well, you fill in the blanks.
Here is the link: http://embracetheshadows.wordpress.com/
I am planning my World of Mirrors blog. Found the research photos last night and lots of other good stuff.