My Research Trips

Buckingham Palace

Top 8 Things I Discovered in London

A research trip to London! One of the most exciting things I did while writing my YA fantasy novel, THE INCREDIBLE CHARLOTTE SYCAMORE AND THE SECRET TRAPS, was take a behind-the-scenes tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Top 8 things I discovered: 1. There are secret hallways in Buckingham Palace that are used only … Continue reading Top 8 Things I Discovered in London

Buckingham Palace Packaging

Special Delivery from Buckingham Palace

When I first began writing the The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore set in London, I had fun in the research process. I went to the Buckingham Palace website shop (did you know they had an online shop or were you just as surprised as me?) and ordered a bunch of books, DVDs, and articles from the Palace so that … Continue reading Special Delivery from Buckingham Palace

Big Sur Area

California: Along the Coastline

Hello from sunny California!  It’s absolutely gorgeous here! We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles, all the way up to Napa Valley. I’ve got to show you these pictures. I grew up on Gidget movies and Beach Blanket Bingo, and have always wanted to see the land where they were filmed. Malibu … Continue reading California: Along the Coastline