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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Research takes a lot of an author's time. Even if we mostly avoid writing historical novels, like me, we can't avoid research. Even writing fiction requires research. What if someone reads your novel that knows all about that profession, or hobby, or setting? If it's inaccurate, that reader would close the book.
I wrote a YA ghost story, Victoria and the Ghost, that highlighted a real Texas ghost town, Clara. Soon, the sequel to that story, A Ghost for Shelley, will release. This book will tell about the ghost legend at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, which used to be the courthouse. It's in McKinney, Texas just north of Dallas. I began Weird Wednesday in anticipation of the new book.
So, I'm offering real ghost legends here on Wednesdays.
I researched Guthrie online and learned the following things:
1. Guthrie offers ghost tours throughout most of the year (weather permitting) every Friday and Saturday evenings.
2. Guthrie is 22 miles north of Oklahoma City just off I-35.
3. Guthrie came to be in one day.
(Check - weird, yes, must investigate this)
4. Guests on the tour visit 6 -8 historic places.
Find Guthrie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guthrie-Oklahoma/112280128788125
Yep, I figure Guthrie, Oklahoma is about 3 hours from me, so when the weather warms up (please, Lord, soon) I intend to go on a research trip. Who knows? A new ghost story might be on my horizon.
How about you? Anyone ever been to Guthrie?
Have you ever taken a ghost tour anywhere?
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I've been blessed to have many super authors as guests the last few weeks. Today, I wish to introduce you to thriller/suspense author, Harry Wegley. I've read books by him and found them fascinating and thought-provoking. I asked him several questions so that you, and I, might get better acquainted with him as a person. So, here we go ...
Sounds like a winner, Harry. Can't wait to take another ride with Katie. She's quite a heroine, the kind we'd all like to be.
I enjoyed getting acquainted with you. Who knew we had our very own weather expert. We may be calling on you. Anyone have a comment or question now? Click on post a comment below.