I found this image, designed by Andrew Ley, over on Concept Ships (because I am a complete geek who reads stuff like that in my spare time) and was a little bit gobsmacked.

It’s almost exactly what I envisioned the Brazen Strumpet, the ship in Chasing Cold, to look like. I mean, in the original concept, she’s a fine dining ship, and in my novel, she’s one of the few trading ships still in operation. But the basic geography is the same. Main difference is in my ship, the upper room that looks like it’s the dining room is larger and broken into crew quarters. But it’s pretty uncanny, so I thought I’d share it. Click it to see the original over on Andrew Ley’s site.