I am often asked how I come up with my characters. It’s hard to pinpoint just one thing. When thinking of the Winthorps from my War of Roses Universe, the show Into the Badlands helped me create the Winthorps especially. The lawless wealth of the barons portrayed in the show struck me as being the perfect basis for a powerful, wealthy criminal family. Some of the scenes below especially sparked my inspiration for shaping the Winthrop family dynamic. Can you recognize the inspiration for any character or scene in particular?