I can say that I did my research when I wrote, Keeping the Tarnished. I felt it added a certain depth to the project when I got feedback from actual mental health professionals. I've held off on the process for my new book, because I have yet to cover a subject in the outline that I feel I can't accurately portray to the reader. While writing, The Year the Lake Went Low, I’ve noticed that there’s a certain quality that accompanies a storyline when the author has at least witnessed what he or she is writing about. Some may call it following the path of least resistance. I would disagree. I consider it interjecting myself, or small pieces of myself, throughout my story, and I feel that readers can truly identify where authors have done this throughout their work. I’ve had a lot of fun with this project. I’ve spent the majority of my life in Oklahoma, but in different areas of the state. I basically took the negativity from each area and compiled it into a nameless town. I hope I can reach a broad audience, but at least I know my fellow Okies will get it.