Category Archives for "Research"

I Am Not an Architect

In the course of writing a book I often need to put myself into the heads of my characters. No surprise there. What continues to surprise me is how often I need to think like a landscape designer, architect, or interior designer in order to make certain that my characters have the environmental support (or […]

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Strange Bedfellows – Research

As a romantic thriller writer, sometimes my research leads me in very different directions. For example, my heroine Emily in WAR: Disruption is a former principal ballet dancer. This led me to read Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, the autobiography of American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland. In order to understand my villain, who […]

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1 Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding might be a term that brings to mind writers constructing complicated fantasy worlds, but it’s something I’ve been working on for my upcoming romantic thriller series WAR. Although this new series is set in an alternate version of West Africa, I wanted to make certain that I fully understood the political and economic histories of […]

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