When I write, I aim for as much authenticity as possible. To accomplish that goal, I spend a lot of time researching. It certainly slows down the writing process, but I believe it’s worth every lost night I’ve spent. In one of my reviews for The Chemist: A Psychological Thriller, I was complimented for that. Rebecka Jager, my co-author of Conjuror of Evil, and, along with Schuyler Pulliam, Romance Kills, are also determined to use as much authenticity as possible. Read the last chapter of Romance Kills if in doubt. It’s apparent Rebecks wanted it to sound realistic when she wrote it. If you haven’t read Romance Kills, you’re missing out on, not only an awesome satire, short-read but Rebecka’s last scene that still sends shivers up my spine! People that have read the e-book comment on that scene, and it’s obvious she did her homework because it’s so realistic, it gets the reader’s full attention as they are drawn into the scene and leaves the reader’s mind whirling. Don’t forget Schuyler, and I wrote the rest of it!
In Conjuror of Evil, Part I, Rebecka uses her history degree, along with her meticulous research, to bring it to life. In Part II, I have to accurately use Elli’s “voice,” along with creating new members of the group. I have more leeway than she did and was able to use my imagination, while staying true to Part I. I also did my homework, down to all the facts I could find. To give an example, to make it more realistic, I searched for two hours looking for how the letter ‘I’ is pronounced in Sumerian, a 3,000 year-old dead language. In The Chemist: A Psychological Thriller, I found the address for the morgue in NYC and even included the saying on a sign hanging in the entrance. I research everything I can, so my books will have as much authenticity as possible.