Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Research Topics

Starting work on the new novel, and already I realize I don't know enough about the following:

Sysco operations
towns/routes adjacent to Death Valley
caramel corn promotional stunts
desert marathon runners
how to pour beer
auto part delivery
wildflower bloom of 2005
Timbisha Shoshone
treasure hunting
80s culture for kids
ephemeral lakes
jobs in the DNR
Welsh guys

In other news, yesterday I was offered the chance to do a reading with Steve Almond in DC, but it turns out I'm going to be in New Orleans when Almond is coming into town. It's probably for the best, seeing as he'd blow me off the stage. He's really amazing, and it's fun to watch an audience full of ladies-of-a-certain-age (my age) fall all over themselves for a chance to chat with him. He's big with the HRT demographic.


sherylmonks said...

Sounds like an interesting novel in the works! Good luck with it.

Laura Ellen Scott said...

Thanks. And good luck with the WV novel!

Teaberry said...

I can be your 80s for kids expert. Don't hesitate to ask. I have that frightening memory and can speak to both boy and girl stuff. Seriously.