Coming from a museum background, one of my favorite parts about the writing process is the research. I know it’s fiction and we can make up whatever we want, but I like to start with some basis of knowledge in the area I’m writing. For example, the book I’m working on right now has a storyline involving a cursed necklace and arson. I’m researching fire crime and it’s fascinating. A big shout out to the firemen who risk their lives every day to protect us!
My new book is set in Sedona, Arizona, so I traveled there recently to scope out locations and get a better sense of the colorful characters who make up that desert city.
Before writing Buried Riches, I traveled to Greece to study their history and culture, and identify locations I wanted to include in the book. I took a Mediterranean cruise with Holland America and it was an incredible experience. Here are some pictures of the beautiful sights I enjoyed on my grand adventure.
I made multiple research visits to the Getty Villa in Malibu where they display some fabulous Greek antiquities, including vases which I used as inspiration for Buried Riches.