Boulder Research Trip: Part 2 of 2

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Yesterday I posted part 1 of a blog about my research trip to Boulder, CO. Before I jump into showing off pictures, however, I want to explain how this kind of trip actually breaks down, at least for me. It’s easy to say “I need to research the location,” and there is definitely a degree of just wandering around, taking in the local color. But I wanted to make sure I was doing everything I’d need for book research, because thanks to the aforementioned vicious deadline, there would be no second chance at it. So I did my homework, and … Continue reading

Boulder Research Trip: Part 1 of 2

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook (and really, why wouldn’t you?) you may have noticed that in early January I went on a research trip to Boulder, Colorado. That might have seemed kind of random at the time, but there were good reasons. After I finished Hunter’s Trail, the third book in the first Scarlett Bernard trilogy (got that?), my publisher was interested in another Old World book, but wanted to explore a new protagonist.There was a character I’d been thinking about for a while, Lex, but I had one major problem: I didn’t know where to set the book. … Continue reading