1. What is the most unusual thing you've ever done in the name of research while writing your book?
The most unusual thing I've ever googled while writing was "Can you have sex while suffering from a concussion." Turns out the answer is yes. My google search history is full of crazy things. Because I write contemporary romance, I haven't really had to do anything too odd. It's my search history that gets most of the oddities. Other fun searches have included "Best songs to strip too" and I also google a lot of fashion things since I'm not really a stylish gal myself.
2. Name a non-fiction book you've read for research that you wouldn't have read otherwise (not including writing craft books.)
I've read a lot of history books in general for grad and undergrad school. When I started working on my regency novel, I had a pretty good grasp on a lot of things since that was the period I studied. But I did order an awesome book called What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew. The title still bothers me, but I won't get into it now. It was a useful book to really get into the day-to-day life of the eighteenth century.
3. If you could travel anywhere to do research on a book, including back in time, where would you go?
Without a doubt I'd go back to 1815. I'd start in London, try and weasel my way into a ball, finagle an invite to a country house gathering and then book passage on a ship and make my way to Newfoundland.
Fun questions this week thanks to Dani Jace. And I'm super excited to pass the blog hopping torch this week to Collette Cameron. You know I'm a sucker for a good regency. Here's another book now to add to my TBR pile. :)