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.
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