Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Wednesdays. Today’s topic is all about research. We all do it for our books, and it can lead us to interesting places (and for those of us who venture into mystery territory, it can leave us with a Google history that might look alarming if you didn’t know we were auhors!)
So the question for this morning is: tell us about the strangest, weirdest, most off-beat or most interesting thing you had to research for one of your books.
Be sure to tell us a little about the book, too, and leave a link so we can learn more about it!
I’ve had to do a lot of research for the Dream Series books. My heroine, Sara, starts out in college (and her school is basically where I went to college with most of the names changed, so I could take a lot of the first book from memory). But in book two, DREAM DOCTOR, she goes to medical school. And when I began writing it, I didn’t know the first thing about med school. So that was a huge topic to research, and the most interesting thing I had to learn about was Gross Anatomy class – dissection. Throguh the magic of the Look Inside feature on Amazon, I was able to pull details and whole lesson plans out of the standard textbook, Grant’s Dissector, so when Sara is in class, she’s following the schedules and procedures a real medical student would be following.
And now it’s your turn!
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