Today has been quite a crazy day. I finished the last of my holiday baking so that's one more thing to check off the to-do list. And I made a little headway with research for my book! I spent the afternoon having a delightful chat with Jim Rizzo about the haunted bed & breakfast he runs with his partner Dave in Provincetown: Christopher's by the Bay.
While they do try to be skeptical and seek logical explanations, there have been some bizarre happenings. Unfortunately, they haven't been able to uncover much history on the Victorian home since many records were destroyed in a fire in 1920. Luckily, my research skills are still sharp. Even being several hundred miles away, I tracked down the original owner's name and historical information. I just sent that off to him moments ago... a little early present for them.
They are discussing the idea of having "psychic nights" during the off-peak season and hopefully once my book is in stores, I'll be able to arrange a few events there in 2010. It's quite a beautiful old place. If you happen to find yourself in the oldest art colony in the United States, be sure to stop by Christopher's or book a few nights there on the quiet street. Hopefully, the Encyclopedia Britannicas in your room will stay on the shelf...
Otherwise, I'm continuing with my editing work while tackling as much research as the holidays allow (which isn't quite enough, since so many people are preparing to leave town). I have many emails to pound out and a few phone calls (including one to a gay psychic with firsthand information about one location for the book), but that will have to wait until 2009. So much to do... but it's the little things that bring be much joy.
But no slacking allowed for me. Back to work!