Belinda Murrell is a best-selling Australian and international author, and has published more than 22 books over the last ten years, selling over 250,000 books, including the famous Lulu Bell series. When I first created the background elements for this image, I had a chair, a tree, some grass, and a star, and it struck me immediately how it had really transformed into a scene about story-telling. I thought of Belinda immediately, and actually imagined her in a gorgeous period costume reading a book in a magical and surreal dreamscape. You can read the full story in the book "Unearthly" to be published in 2016.

Read the behind the scenes story here.