I am longtime reader and lurker and am excited to see you back to blogging. I’m even more excited to read that you are working on a novel. I recently released a historical novel and while my research was not intensive, as it’s based on my parents’ experiences (and so I could simply call them!) I understand how much work it is to write one and organically incorporate research so it’s not jarring or too academic for the reader.
If you ever want to talk shop via email or Twitter (@TinaBoscha), let me know. And, happy writing!