What the heck is in my reference library?
Like any author, I love buying books. I'm honestly just looking for an excuse. And because a writer's Google searches can sometimes flag the interests of certain investigative authorities - i.e., "Honestly, the searches on poison were work-related!" - it's good to have a healthy reference library in your writing office.
Sometimes, readers ask what I use for reference materials, so I thought I would share some of the titles in my big office bookshelf.
By category and in no particular order, with order links:
(Seriously, I use these nearly every time I start a new story.)
And as I write the Mystic Bayou series, the two following books have been absolutely invaluable:
Before anyone thinks I’m all fancy and cerebral, a good number of these were textbooks for my master’s of fine arts program.
(I swear I tried to spell every title and author name correctly, but if I made mistakes, please forgive me.)