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I read, and read: Mostly I needed to know things that cannot be found online. The difference between amateur and professional research, I'm going to tell you, is a willingness to get your hands dirty.
It was thrilling to immerse myself so deeply in the era. More than ever before, I came to understand fiction-writing as a process of barely-controlled lunacy. For the last several months of writing I was so intensely engrossed, my family brought me sandwiches at my desk and hoped I'd someday return to them. I dreamt about cooking for Trotsky, and impressed elderly men at dinner parties by rattling off arcane World War II trivia. The stacks of research materials grew like a forest in my office, it's a harrowing sight. I am clearing it all out now, making way for whatever comes next.
Are Harrison Shepherd's novels based on or inspired by any real novels? To my knowledge no one has really done the Pre-Columbian Potboiler, but I had in mind a category of American fiction that came to prominence in the 's with Dashiell Hammett at the helm: This was the last hurrah of the novel as an everyday, working person's entertainment, and a golden time for some fine writers who did not pretend to be anything but entertainers, yet really wrote sophisticated literature in spite of themselves.
And interestingly, despite his apolitical subject matter, Hammett was persecuted for communism. To the Sam Spade genre, add a dash of Hemingway and a heaping portion of James Michener's epic historical sagas — Hawaii and Tales of the South Pacific — and you're in the right part of the bookstore. I spent so much time imagining Harrison Shepherd's hard-boiled Aztec novels, their plots and themes and so forth, that they seem entirely real to me.
I even designed the dust-jackets in my head. On the shelf immediately behind my desk I keep my dictionaries, the thesaurus, and the few dozen reference books I'm using most heavily during any given project, and a couple of times without really thinking I turned around to reach for Harrison Shepherd's Vassals of Majesty or Pilgrims of Chapultepec. It was no stretch for me to create the character of Violet Brown, the ideal amanuensis to a writer, because I'm blessed with such a perfect assistant myself.
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