Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Annie Seaton | Research is my Passion
Author Guest / November 13, 2012

Ever since I can remember, I would pick up anything that had words on it and read. Whether it was the newspaper, a flyer, an advertisement, a billboard, a book or a magazine…I would read it. A thirst for knowledge, a desire to know what was happening in the world and the opportunity to experience other worlds, lives, and times was available to me through the written word. Move forward to the second decade of the twenty-first century and the internet is at my fingertips. Oh, what a delight for an author. To be able to research exotic places far away, to be able to verify facts and dates and to look at images of exotic settings. Stuck for a character’s name? Log on and research names. Stuck for a physical description? Log on and look at the millions of images available to you. Is this love of research a trait common to all writers? I’m not sure… My love of reading and research melded into a highly satisfying career when I left school and studied to be a librarian. During my twenty-year career with books and the written word… I worked in a variety of library settings. A university…