With my second book of The Novels of Ravenwood series turned in to my editor, I’m moving on to the third one. I’ve already created a rough outline, so this week is all about research. My story is set in northern England in the spring of 1102. Imagination is a powerful thing, so every detail is important when creating a world in which readers will not only step foot but live. Maybe I’m influenced by my love of old movies or the fact that I live in Salem, Massachusetts, the Halloween capital of the world, but I can almost hear Dr. Frankenstein’s maniacal cry, “It’s alive! It’s alive!” It’s my job to breathe life, love, and a hint of magic into history. With any luck, I’ll fashion a world that makes readers want to get cozy and stay for a while.