Saturday, February 13, 2010

Researching

Amazingly I found a picture to add to the blog after these many months, although most of you were already aware of what I look like. But for those that don't, you can finally put a face to the name. Being that I am waiting for a response on my agent request (more like trying not to stalk my email and the mailbox) I had the inspiration to start a new project. A few blogs ago I posted on my brainstorming efforts and they have finally produced some fruit.

Right now I am researching my new setting, New Orleans. Conveniently, New Orleans also happens to be a city I've always been interested in visiting. As a result, my kind husband has agreed to be my partner in crime and join me on a road trip to the Big Easy next month so I can immerse myself in the surroundings. So far I have a main character and a basic plot, which will definitely include voodoo and possibly pirates and/or zombies. I am currently reading a book on the Lafitte brothers, famous pirates based in New Orleans. I'm also eagerly awaiting the arrival of two books about the famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau. While I need to know the history of these many topics, I do plan to write the book as a modern paranormal YA.

Hopefully my new obsession will keep me distracted from the waiting!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds awesome! I need to set my books in vacation-worthy locales. Clever girl! ;)

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