Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Romance Weekly #LoveWriteChat

Welcome back, everyone! If you've just landed here from Kim Handysides' website . . . Howdy! This week's revealing questions are brought to you by Dani Jace. Let's jump right on in. 

1. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever done in the name of research for a book?
Ok. This is a bit embarrassing and sad, but I don't think I've ever done anything crazy for the sake of research. Although, since I've never been arrested (Yay me!) but my character is, my friend, who happens to be a lawyer, offered to take me through the booking process so I could get a feel for what happens. I just might take her up on that offer here real soon.

2. Name a nonfiction book you’ve read for research that you wouldn’t have read otherwise.  Not including writing craft books. 
Here's a book I read to help me with the writing of ASSASSIN P.I. It's called, The Everything Private Investigation Book: Master the techniques of the pros to examine evidence, track down people, and discover the truth, by Sheila L. Stephens. It would have been a wonderfully helpful book . . . if my character played by the rules. Since Jack doesn't mind breaking the law, it wasn't as valuable as it could have been for me. 

3. If you could travel anywhere to do research for a book, including back in time, where would you go?
I'm a SoCal girl, born and raised. To be totally honest, I've lived in my hometown my entire life and my exploits out of town are sadly lacking. I just don't seem to have a single adventurous bone in my body. Right now, all my traveling revolves around my son's soccer tournaments. It's not like I haven't done a bit of traveling myself, but if I could do it all over again? I'd kill to take a year or five off from life and just travel the world. I'd visit the East Coast, England, Paris, Italy, Greece, and of course, go back to Ireland and Costa Rica. Since I'm not very observant, I'd definitely have to plan extended vacations in each of these locations. Armed with a tape recorder, and my handy journal, I might actually be able to focus on the finer details of life, rather than just how petrified I'd surely be to be so far out of my comfort zone. As for which era I'd visit, I'm fascinated by the 1920's - 1940's. Hey, what girl doesn't like to swing dance?

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  1. A friend took you through the booking process? Hmm, I believe you

  2. Booking process??? If you say it's true then of course I believe every word :) LOL Loved your blog!!!

  3. Elizabeth, if you live in SoCal, you don't need to go anywhere else! ;)

  4. I LOVE to swing dance. The 20's would be super fun to visit!

  5. I have a friend who is really big into the1940's. I understand about not being adventurous. Now, if I'm with a buddy, I'm good. just not alone. If you make it east near VA/NC border look me up.

  6. Must be awesome to have a friend like that, who can offer you insights into the booking process and things. You got to use every resource you can :D