Friday, January 14, 2011
Mary Kennedy, Guest Blogger
You might be surprised what writers do in the name of research. Karen Dionne (Boiling Point) visited a Chaiten volcano in the Northern Patagonia region of Chile. Kate Collins (The Flower Shop Mysteries) made a daunting trip to a local funeral parlor and even visited a crematorium. Julie Hyzy (The White House Chef Mysteries) enjoyed a wonderful visit to the White House to get a first hand feel for the place. Terri Brisbin (The Mercenary Bride) went to Dunottar Castle in Scotland and chatted with men in kilts (Tough work, but somebody had to do it.).
I have to admit, I’ve taken the easy way out. I decided to write the Talk Radio Mysteries for a very simple reason: it was familiar territory. Just like my heroine, Dr. Maggie Walsh, I’m a practicing clinical psychologist and I also have a background in broadcasting. Maggie closes up her Manhattan office to move to sunny Florida. I’m still in practice here in Delaware, but I do make an annual pilgrimage to Ft. Lauderdale. And I used to be a radio copywriter. No problem in describing the worlds of psychology and radio.
Thank you, Mary! And, don't forget readers should include their email address in the comments if you hope to win a copy of the latest book.
Mary Kennedy's website is http://www.marykennedy.net/
Stay Tuned for Murder by Mary Kennedy. Penguin Group (USA), ©2011. ISBN 9780451232359 (paperback), 320p.