Currently I am going through all of my research and assembling a short outline that lists the characteristics of several different representations of death. Unfortunately, I’m having a harder time with my new idea to connect the Queen of Hearts to a goddess of death. I’m sure it will work itself out though. Once this outline is done I’ll simply need to flesh it out and connect the dots. It shouldn't be too hard.
I also plan to talk to a librarian whose main focus is YA literature tomorrow. I hope he can help me clarify some of my ideas.