Posted by: Author | June 20, 2014

Guest Post- Jami Gray

Sharing my friend, Sherry’s post. I broke my elbow and it’s hard to type so no Friday Fact today. Sorry.

Ramblings of a Writer

I have a special guest today. She is Jami Gray and is another author at Black Opal Books. She’s got a great post for us today- including some cool research she did for her books. Enjoy!

Jami Gray


 “Research is formalized curiosity.”  Zora Neele Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a writer is research. Sounds strange? Only if you’re thinking research has to be dry and boring, equating it with college or high school papers. For me, I’m all about the unusual and scary, it’s why I write Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romantic Suspense.  I’m constantly asking, “what if?

When I first sat down to write my Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, my research focused on mythology, namely European mythology. Fascinating cast of characters over yonder. You think our modern day soap operas get…

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  1. Jillian, I am SO sorry about the injury! And SO glad you are giving into it and not doing everything. Take it easy, my friend!

    • Thanks Laurie. I’m def resting.

  2. I agree with Laurie. Knowing you its going to be hard but you really need to rest and take care of yourself. And, remember with those injuries it will take you longer to do just about everything from bathing to typing to … so even though you might feel like you aren’t getting anything done, you are.

    • I’ve def learned they slow and steady is my mantra for a while Lavada.

  3. Big kudos to Jillian for still managing to get this up an out. I’m with Laurie and Lavada, go relax for the weekend, darlin’, you done a fantastic job here, you’re mission is complete =0)
    Thank you again, for letting me come over and pester your readers. ((big hugs)) Now go read a good book and get better!

    • Thanks Jami. Enjoy your weekend.

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