One of Oregon’s PBS TV series, Oregon Art Beat, kindly spotlighted me in their October 30 episode. The show’s producer, Katrina Sarson, was intrigued by my historical research process, so she and her crew filmed me poring over historical photographs and documents in the Oregon Historical Society‘s research archives, wandering the historical sites that appear in The Cure for Dreaming, and surrounding myself in research books. They also included a teen actress reading scenes from my latest release.
Many readers ask historical novelists, “How much research do you need to conduct for your books?” I hope this nine-minute glimpse into my working life answers some of those questions about what it takes to write historical fiction.
Watch the video here:
Photos from the two days of filming in July: