Today, author Carolyn Jewel joins us to explain what faulty apertures and a writing implement have to do with her upcoming release, Not Wicked Enough.
What do these two things have in common?
—A doorknob malfunction
—A flaming pencil
I will immediately end your suspense. Both of these things appear in my historical romance, Not Wicked Enough (Berkley Sensation, out Feb. 7). I don’t think it’s possible, or even desirable, to write a historical novel that is completely and infallibly accurate; there’s just no way to be sure about everything. All the same, I do like to be more accurate than not. For my flaming pencil scene, I already had primary historical documentation that sparked the idea. The doorknob malfunction required separate research to be sure my idea was possible.