As with The Ghost Writer, it involves (and requires) on-going, countless hours of exploring historical details, maps, and societal conventions of various time periods (remember the time travel element).
Seemingly insignificant details need to be accurate, like the varieties of trees in England, tableware manufacturers (and patterns) in the 1800s, and train and ferry schedules.
Traveling to the setting of a story is an added bonus and adds another dimensional layer to the on-going narrative. It also (hopefully) conveys a solid, believable sense of place and setting through personal experience and observation.
As the series unfolds, enjoy story-related blogs with background information and interesting research bits that may/may not end up in the finished version of the book
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They interviewed Anne in November of 2023 on her novel, The Ghost Writer.
Anne was selected to be a judge for the 2024 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA).
Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) is a prestigious writing competition that recognizes extraordinary writing in 28+ genre categories for adults and 5 for youth and provides objective and constructive written assessments to all entrants.
Let's face it, books are inevitably judged by their covers. Anne wanted to ensure that by having dynamic covers it would showcase her stories in the best light. That's where Damonza came in.
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Anne returned from a trip to Scotland where she spent time gathering information for her novel The Ghost Writer.
"It's a beautiful country, and having first-hand experience of seeing, smelling, and touching the land made it more real and authentic for my readers."