This week: Research…how far will you go?
If you reached me by Carolyn Spear on the blog hop, thanks for continuing the tour. The week’s author questions are from me. I am curious to see what my fellow authors will do in the name of research, prying for the obscure and maybe even sensual. My fingers are crossed.
I did ask a friend who owns a Jeep if it was possible to have sex in the cargo area if the backseats were out. What a true pal, she actually asked her husband to give it a try!
As for me, I guess I’d say going to the East Coast Surfing Championships to photograph surfers. Included in this post are some shots I took in the practice area where the surfers were relaxed and testing the waves.
Name a nonfiction book you’ve read for research that you wouldn’t have read otherwise. Not including writing craft books. Oh, let me see, The Roman Imperial Army, Fighting Fire, The Last Men Out, American Sniper, Outlaw Platoon, War and, War Dogs… Whooa, I’m seeing a trend here.
If you could travel anywhere to do research for a book, including back in time or out of this world, where would you go?
My first novel was set in ancient Rome and I really wanted to see the Coliseum, and other Roman ruins throughout Europe. Now that I’m writing contemporary, I’d like to take a tour of beaches of the world, like in the Endless Summer movie. Give me the purple pill and bring on the Margaritas!
Now, let’s see what’s the most interesting thing Jeana E. Mann has done for research.