Being a researching author nowadays, ROCKS!
I’m preparing my proposal for my next Widow’s Grove Novel, tentatively titled, Indigo’s Blues. A woman inherits a small boutique winery outside of Widow’s Grove. She knows nothing from grapes. Funny, neither do I! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to consume the ultimate product now and again, but growing grapes and producing wine? I’ve got nothing.
So the first place I head is, of course, the internet. Then I tap my peeps on Twitter, Facebook, etc. I’ve already gotten some great feedback, and fascinating info.
But to be able to write this fish out water story convincingly, it's going to take more than that.
I’m in the process of reaching out to some growers and small wineries in the Central California grape growing region. Can you say FIELD TRIP?!
I’m going to drag one of my friends along – oh yeah, that’s going to be a tough sell!
The hardest part will be saving the tasting for last. I don’t want to get home and not be able to make sense of my notes!