I've said this before and I'll say it again; I love researching for a novel. Of course, I enjoy reading the non-fiction accounts that relate to my setting, but the best part is getting out in the world, going to the site and touching the rocks, smelling the creosote and hearing the sounds that I am writing about.
|Hard working research assistants|
Lucky for me, Ragtown, as well as the next novel I'm working on, takes place in what is now the Lake Mead Recreation Area and Boulder City, Nevada. My historic novels take place eighty years ago, during the building of the Hoover Dam, so I do have to envision these sites as they would have appeared then, but it isn't too difficult.
And did I say this involves hanging out at Lake Mead Recreation Area?
So Spring is here, and I will be spending a lot of time at Lake Mead
Grueling, I know, but writing is a tough life and someone has to do it.
|This little guy followed us around, watching from above|
You can read about my other Ragtown research adventures here. Yes, it's true, I ate a rock.