One of the best things about being a kids’ writer is that you are always learning new things. In the past year alone, I have researched and written nonfiction books about ogre-faced spiders, assassin bugs, goblin mythology, bizarre medical practices through history and many other topics. I’ve also written about Moses and Pythagoras. Artwork throughout the ages related to these topics was fantastic!
One of the great things about researching for my World Adventures fiction books was the armchair travel travel I did to Italy, India, and Egypt. It was tough not to stuff my face with pasta as I researched cooking schools in Tuscany. And I’ve definitely added many new destinations to my bucket list!
I’ve just turned in two manuscripts related to zombies in the natural world. The research was disgusting at times…but I definitely learned a lot. Next up, a project on South Dakota. More wanderlust is bound to be filling my head!