Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m an info nerd. I love donning a couple of oxygen tanks, slipping into a wetsuit, and diving into a salty research. It’s my process for every short story, novel, and screenplay I’ve ever begun.
And it’s glorious!
All is silence as I swim through glide over brilliant coral reefs and through wavy kelp forest facts. The stresses of life might call but they are distant whispers at the surface of my joyful sea.
Artania has taken me from Egyptian pyramids to Gothic castles to surreal structures where I’ve been able to meet gods, goddesses, Mona Lisa, Dali, Monet, Gaudi, and so many more characters from art history.
Breathing in their stories and exhaling a few of my own.
Research. Friggin’ fun!
About Laurie: The author of Forests Secrets and Finding Joy as well as The Pharaoh’s Cry, Portal Rift, Persistence of Memory, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky of the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles, Laurie Woodward is also a screenwriter who co-authored Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet, and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at Author Laurie Woodward — Next Chapteria.net