Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Esther Sanz video of her at work on YouTube - some monsters beware

I have embedded a video of the artwork of Esther Sanz a very talented Spanish artist who did the cover for my vampire novel. Her wonderful pictures are accompanied by lovely music. there are lovely women, monsters, and some lovely women that are monsters. I would recommend this for persons age 18 or older.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stephen King Aided by Merrimack doctor's research

Merrimack doctor aids horror author's research

By JAKE BERRY -Staff Writer Nashua Telegraph 
"MERRIMACK - For years, fright master Stephen King has kept Russell Dorr up at night. But it's not the panic in the author's books that keeps Dorr from sleeping. It's the details.
Since the early 1970s, Dorr, now a physician assistant at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Merrimack clinic, has moonlighted as a research assistant to King and his books. He has provided medical research for many King classics, like "The Stand," "Misery, "The Shining" and "Pet Sematary," among others. And, more recently, he led the research efforts for King's latest book, "11/22/63," due out next month."
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The purpose of this post is to remind readers that significant research is often involved in the writing of a novel. If you're a successful novelist, you can pay someone else to do some, or all, of the research. For the rest of us, it's part of the job of writing. The Internet has made doing research much easier. When I was writing my vampire novel, Unholy Embrace, I used the Internet to provide me information about 18th-century Vienna or 19th century Paris to fill in the details of the 400 year life of my vampire Nessa.If I wanted to know when donating blood first became possible all I had to do was type in the correct words and Google search did the rest.I was even able learn about the type of dresses worn by women in Vienna in the middle of the 18th-century. Now that the novel is published, I'm not sure what I would do with that information. I don't think it would prove useful even on trivia night at my local bar.