And a choir sings because research is my jam. I cannot go anywhere without researching something. Just got back from Hawaii, where did I go on vaca? The US Army at Hawaii historical museum. LOL
What did I read while on vacation?
Lies My Teacher Told Me and Lincoln and the Abolitionists.
What souvenir did I buy myself? LOL. A Documentary on Pearl Harbor.
I actually have webpages for each of my books that list the research I did for them.
I know so many people who say I over research. Readers don’t care. They’re probably right…
It’s almost a compulsion for me. All I know is if I sit down to write a scene in which my heroine pulls a gun, it HAS to be the gun she would legit pull in the real world. Otherwise, I can’t write the scene.
I think the craziest I’ve ever been is when I wanted to have a baptismal party for a baby in a house in London in an expensive area. I spent hours pulling blue prints, til I found a house with the design that suited me, so I could specify the address. That’s it. An address. But I guarantee if you pull the prints for the address I give, you’ll see it’s laid out as I describe in the chapter. LOL.