There’s a lot of research and background material that give my novels their strong foundations. I’m a stickler for what I call “substantial basis”. Whether it’s a person and their attitudes and character nuances, or a thing–a vehicle, a medical procedure, psychic phenomena, or even a ghostly apparition–I work very hard to substantiate them as pragmatically as possible, given the individual circumstances — known reality, fact-based evidence, folk lore, or testimonial.
Here you’ll find some example excerpts as well as some of the background material that I’ve either used or that is similar to what I’ve used in writing a book. I provide it, not as validation, but simply to sate any reader’s interest or curiosity.