A few weeks back I was approached to do a Book cover shoot for a local Writer. "The Secret of the Spicy Jalapeno" by Charlie Courtland. I had read her book so coming up with a location setting was fairly easy as I knew of an abandoned house a few miles away that would be perfect. Her vision was clear...we needed a pretty girl, Jalapenos and a bucket of fake blood. The day of the shoot was perfect...moody skies and perfect lighting. The house had not been inhabited for years and the yard was a mess. My big mistake was wearing a maxi skirt to the shoot. In between getting scratched up and my skirt snagged by the blackberry branches and worrying about the model falling through the steps we got some amazing shots. As we left the shoot location covered in scratches and smelling of a combination of molasses, syrup and ketchup (fake blood) we knew we got what we wanted.