Research for the Novel, Dead Reckoning

One of the chores a writer of fiction must do – almost as much as a nonfiction author – is painstaking research on particulars and disciplines he/she may not know too much about. We fiction authors are like substitute teachers; we’re trying to teach people the intricacies of foreign language one day and then instructing how to work a band saw the next.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is featured in the novel, DEAD RECKONING. Great pains were taken in researching the facilities – but no doubt can never be accurate enough. Anyhow, both Annie and Stew – main characters – are students before their horrific tragedy off the Outer Banks in 2003.

I’ve always wanted to be a marine biologist or an oceanographer. I’ve just never been able to cross the frontier. Dead Reckoning is a labor of love and fantasy and … horror.

Dead Reckoning (Amazon): Buy the Book Here

WHOI website: WHOI

Divers courtesy the WHOI

Divers courtesy the WHOI


About mciddangelo

"I write because I believe in literature; I believe that the art of words is louder than sound, more colorful than paintings. My novels are written not because of the pursuit of money or even success, but in the FAITH that they exalt our experiences; that not only do they give us enjoyment to read them, but they are meant to open worlds that a reader may not ever imagine." M Cid D'Angelo is published in Aiofe's Kiss, Calliope, Eureka Literary Magazine, Third Wednesday, Midway Journal, and many others. He is the author of Dead Reckoning (J Ellington Ashton Press, 2015), available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.
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