I love my job. Some tasks, however, are definitely more fun than others. For me, traveling to the place my novel is set ranks right up there with Santa Claus. I always come home with a treasure trove of delightful adventures.
An all-time favorite for me was old-timer Carmack Watkins in Corsicana, Texas--where my TROUBLE books are set (Courting Trouble and Deep in the Heart of Trouble). Next to his glass-walled corner office is his trophy room. And after seeing it, I understood why it’s said that “Everything’s bigger in Texas.”
My publicist, Carra Carr, was with me on this particular trip and Carmack rolled out the red carpet for us. But when it was time for picture taking, he had very specific instructions for posing that had to be followed.
So without further ado, here’s a peek at Carmack’s trophy room (This slideshow goes really fast. To look more closely at a photo, push the “pause” button):
Is that just a hoot? What about you? Have you ever taken a “research” trip? What adventures did you come away with?