How much research does it take to write a suspense?
More than I ever expected, lol. I started learning about law enforcement. I’m lucky enough to know our local sheriff and he has been invaluable in answering my endless questions and allowing me to spend time with him on the job. For each main character that I create, I spend time discovering as much as possible about their careers. For Don’t Look, my local vet allowed me to spend time with her in the clinic, it was eye-opening to say the least.
I also travel to the locations, even if they’re imaginary, I go to the general area I want to set the book. There’s nothing that replaces first-hand experience.
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