I’m putting out a call for help with research for my next novel. This one will be just little ol’ me at the helm, though Josh has already been oodles of help and I’m sure I’ll be tapping him on the shoulder for help
now and then all the time.
The story is still fairly nebulous in my cranium but historical events will play a big role. SO! Here’s what I need from you, dear Nutters…
1. Quirky historical events. The weirder the better. For example, did you know the the first bomb dropped on Germany in World War II killed the only elephant at the Berlin Zoo? Quirky, right?
2. Historical events that most of us “get wrong”. We all know how famous events/people/quotes get smoothed over or embellished over time, I’m looking for the real stories behind the one we all know. For example: Based on the known facts, it is highly unlikely Marie Antoinette ever said, “Let them eat cake!” (Thanks, Josh!)
The doors are wide open on this so feel free to bombard me! Anywhere or anywhen, it’s all good. You can leave your comments here or email me at clubfredbaja[at]gmail dot com. I plan to acknowledge everyone who helped, so if you’d like a mention make sure I know your name.
Many, many thanks in advance!