Read Part 2 in this series. Read Part 3 in this series. Recently, an email landed in my inbox that asked the basic question of, “How do I get published?” I get asked this a lot, and every time, I write out an answer. Inefficient much, Sooz? I’d say it’s about time to lay down […]
I’ve done two Travel Diaries like this before–here and here–and after dreaming of my research last night, I thought I’d pull out my old Arctic journal… See, back in 2008, I went to the Arctic for my Masters research. I wrote in a journal everyday, and some of the journal entries are…well…surreal for me to look […]
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As you can guess, the trip to Paris involved a great many croissants and macarons–not to mention all the espressos, baguettes, madeleines, and occasional wines. We (the Frenchman and I) rented a tiny, studio apartment in Montmartre that was next to the most AMAZING bakery–the best in Paris, quite literally. This bakery had the distinction […]
As you might have gathered from the blog title and image, I visited a zeppelin museum over the weekend. But not just any zeppelin museum–THE zeppelin museum. You see, only a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live in Deutschland is Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the zeppelin. And, because this monstrous flying machine […]
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I said my method for selecting a setting in Something Strange and Deadly was unscientific, remember? Well, just look at how I wound up choosing Victorian times. I thought it was cool. I thought it would add conflict, what with the claustrophobic etiquette and patriarchy. Yeah. Very inspired, huh?
So, I’ll be away the next week… The blog will be abandoned like an Old West town… Or an ancient ruin. ::cue tumbleweed:: I’m going to EGYPT! With the Frenchman! It was a totally last minute idea, but I can’t express to you how excited I am. I’ve always wanted to see Thebes (a.k.a. Luxor), […]
Thanks to that gals at YA Highway for this blog prompt. If you could travel back to any historical era for research purposes, which would you choose? Definitely late 19th century United States — specifically, 1876 Philadelphia. Boy oh boy do I wanna see the International Centennial Exhibition that’s the back drop for Eleanor’s story.
After reading Life As We Knew It, I picked up an old journal of mine. Some of the experiences in that novel were markedly similar to what I went through in the Arctic doing my MSc field work. The journal was kind of entertaining to read — at times moving, but mostly just funny — so […]
To continue on in the researching your novel series, I’m going to wrap it all up with an area close to my heart: science. It’s often poorly researched in stories and film, and it’s often completely mis-portrayed. I’ll try to keep the rant to a minimum. Also, keep in mind that I teach an entire […]