The author life includes big and little splurges to indulge our interest for a topic or to use in our research. As many of you know, one of the genres I write is historical fiction. What you may not know is that I love castles, especially medieval castles, which I did lots of research for The Impaler’s Wife. Everyone needs a castle, right? So I bought one…the only one I can afford. A European castle tour is on my bucket list too. What did you splurge on while writing a story?

Leave a comment and tell me. I’d love to know…and also know that I’m not the only one who does this. LOL.

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