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Crystal Cave Adventures Book #2 Facts: Rusher’s Gold

The Crystal Cave Adventures series is really taking shape with this second book that takes place in California in 1851. The research into the settings and history of the books takes a considerable amount of time, in addition to writing … Continue reading

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As You Are Reading Blue John’s Cavern This Map Will Help

One of the reasons that I like to write fiction books that are set in a real place is the research that you can do for the book. Blue John’s Cavern is set in a real town in England. The … Continue reading

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There are No Porcupines in England

When I was writing Blue John’s Cavern I did a lot of research about the area of Castleton, Derbyshire, England. I tend to write on the fly without much pre-planning so as new ideas and scenes popped into my head … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Crystal Cave

The Crystal Cave is a mysterious place in Diamond Falls, West Virginia. In Blue John’s Cavern, the cave is described as this: “A huge cave entrance was standing against a rock cliff. The entrance was ten feet tall and over … Continue reading

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