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RESEARCH – Women’s Fashion

Yep, I’m back researching fashion again for WAR: Retaliation, Book Four in my WAR series. Only this week, I’ve been researching women’s fashion.WOMEN’S CLOTHING Fashion is a big deal in West Africa. Women take great pride in dressing up and when I was living there it wasn’t uncommon to see women very nicely dressed even on the […]

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RESEARCH – Men’s Fashion

Here’s what I’ve been researching this week for WAR: Retaliation, Book Four in my WAR series.Men’s wigs  I wanted to have my hero be in disguise, with his hair temporarily dyed. However, my hairdresser explained that there really is no such thing as temporary hair dye. Uh-oh. So I had to discard the scenario I originally […]

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RESEARCH – Fleet Week (Part 2)

As I wrote in my previous post, San Francisco’s Fleet Week has provided me with some wonderful research opportunities. This year I went in with the primary goal of taking one of the ship tours because the draft of my current book, WAR: Retaliation, has a pivotal scene on a cargo ship. Unfortunately, the military cargo […]

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RESEARCH – Fleet Week (Part 1)

When most people in the San Francisco Bay area hear the term Fleet Week, they probably think of boats and planes. In 2016, I discovered a hidden gem of this annual event. When I saw that the activities included The Humanitarian Village set up by the US Marines and various humanitarian organizations, I knew I […]

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RESEARCH – Strange Bedfellows

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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