I am hoping my pants stays dry, among other things. What I don't do for my readers...
People often ask me if I do research for my books - especially for The Realm as it's set in the 1500's. And yes, I did and do quite a bit. I'm a bit of a history fanatic, so I don't mind it, though, I will admit some research is more fun than others.
Take Gerard Butler, for instance. I spent many hours watching way too many poorly done rom-coms, a really good Shakespeare, a heart rending indie, a Guy Ritchie movie, and way too many poorly done action films. Not that you care, but the guy can actually act if he is allowed to do more than blow things up and read inane dialog. As I'm sure he or his agent reads my blog, you gotta do some more period pieces, buddy. You were born for it. Git your handsome arse on Game of Thrones or something, k?
But tonight? Above and beyond, people. Above and beyond.
And here's the kicker. My ghost story isn't even scary. Since the narrator in the story is the ghost, and unlike Nicole Kidman and Bruce Willis, she know she's dead, there's no freaky bumps in the night. But here I go to the hinterlands of Seattle to lock myself in a house with five ghost hunters and any number of spooky specters. For you. Oh, ok, and maybe for a good story at cocktail parties.
Stay tuned next week to see if I ever return from beyond the beyond. In the meantime, someone get ahold of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. I may need some help.