Yay! It’s time for Wednesday Ramblings. Be sure to check out my partners in crime for this tag team: Bronwyn Green, Kellie St. James, Jess Jarman, Kris Norris, Jenny Trout, and Leigh Jones. Joining the madness this week is Gwendolyn Cease!
Today we discuss behind the scenes of our latest project. In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit to definite geek girl tendencies. Although I’m having a great time researching my WIP, I could see where it might not hold the same fascination for all.
Subject matter? A killer virus. Not just any killer virus, but a hemorrhagic fever (think Lassa Fever). Because who doesn’t love a good plague?
Really, I’m talking can’t-put-down reading. Armed with my orange Sharpie highlighter, I get to dive into books like this one…
Stick with me. Because if you thought that one was good, check out this one.
Or how about this video?
Used booksellers everywhere have become my best friends as I search out info on the first outbreaks of Ebola (1976), Lassa Fever (1969), Marburg (1967) and the Sin Nombre hantavirus (1993).
I also work at a hospital and I must admit to a little lab coat stalking as I worked out who were the infectious disease docs. Then, yes, I walked up to them and said amazing first lines like, “Can I talk to you about the life cycle of a virus?” Or how about this beauty, “How do you feel about convalescent plasma?”
I. Am. A. Geek. (And that would be a capital G no matter how I punctuated it.)
How about you? Any burning questions about viruses I can answer for you? Better yet, what’s going on behind the scenes of your latest project?