March 6, 2014
Researching Your Novel
by Ann Bell
The only history many read are in novels, therefore it is up to the author to get their history right. Details are often like finding a needle in a haystack, whether you are searching online, print, or on site using primary sources.
Ann Bell will speak on the secondary sources that are primarily obtained on the Internet. Bell has published 14 novels, four nonfiction books, and was selected by her publisher for her biography to be included in volume 259 Thomson Gale’s Contemporary Authors series. She has a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Hawaii and was selected to attend the week-long 2006 Library Congress Teacher Institute at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Linda Baten Johnson will speak on using primary sources from museum and research libraries. Johnson has published eight books, most in the YA genre. She has a master’s degree in history and English from The University of Texas. Linda has traveled extensively where she obtained many ideas for her books. In her travels, she has been able to access libraries and museums in order to research primary documents.
Georgetown Public Library.