This week's questions from Dani Jace really made me think.
1. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever done in the name of research for a book?
I spent several hours chatting with a member of the Patriot Guard discussing military funeral and how the men and women of the guard stand as sentries to minimize disruption by protesters. He was very eloquent when describing his reactions and feelings. His job was to keep the rabble from infringing on the solemnity of a final farewell to an individual who had given all for his country. I applaud the Patriot Guard and borrowed their experiences for Hearts In Harmony.
2. Name a nonfiction book you’ve read for research that you wouldn’t have read otherwise. Not including writing craft books.
For Exposed To Passion (August 2014), I needed information about photography. A friend met me for lunch and provided a lot of great personal insight about his passion for the hobby. He also generously provided me with a book about HDR photography with a massive amount of valuable information in it.
3. If you could travel anywhere to do research for a book, including back in time, where would you go? To Wine Country, either in Oregon, or possibly Europe. I'm planning a series set in and around the wine industry. I'd love to be able to go shadow the workers at a vineyard and winery. Anyone want to go with me?
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