Monday, January 21, 2013

Pitch Wars Lead-Up Week: A Real-Life Love

So I was lurking around the internet one day a couple years ago and saw this picture that made me cry.

From here
Granted, I had just recently gotten married so I was kind of a romantic emotional wreck anyway BUT it still really, really connected with me. The short version is that archaeologists found this grave in Italy. They estimate it to be about six thousand years old, and the couple are young (under twenty), one male and one female.

You guys. I don't know how much you know about the Neolithic. But they just didn't bury people together. Unless something special or extra tragic happened. A double burial like this? Never been seen before.

With a writer's efficiency, my mind asked how they wound up in that grave together, and then immediately started answering the question. And ETERNAL EMBRACE was born, from the dust and eroded bone of their tragedy.

But it gets even awesomer. And tomorrow, I'll tell you why.


  1. That is an incredibly dynamic picture! I can totally see how it inspired your book.

  2. Okay, so I'm a bone nerd--I loved osteology and almost went into bioarchaeology so I could dig up dead people. (Not the gooey ones--that's gross).

    I LOVE that picture. And I love even more that it inspired a whole novel. You'll have to include that in your Author's Note when it gets published!