Author Sandra Marshall
Sojourn in 1911 Old El Paso
May 24, 2021 6:30 - 7:30 pm
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Some writers love research. Others (poor things!) see it as irksome homework that has to be done before they can get to the good part (writing). For Sandra, historical research is a huge adventure. She will describe for us her sojourn in 1911 El Paso while working on Death in the Time of Pancho Villa.
Learn how Sandra met her characters, both the fictional ones and the ones who really lived. They left treasures for her to find: in books, libraries, archives and online. Sandra and her characters walked together down the streets she saw in photographs and traced out on maps, entering shops, homes, restaurants...and met the legends of the Mexican Revolution.
Hear how exciting research can be - you just might get an itch to go on an adventure in the time and place that calls to you.
Croak & Dagger member - author Sandra Marshall was raised in Texas. She holds degrees in anthropology and public history and had an extended career as an archaeologist and architectural historian, primarily in the American Southwest. Now a writer and photographer, she has settled in southern New Mexico with her husband, historian George Matthews, and tabby cat Fog. Recipient of the 2018 William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant, she is a proud member of Sisters in Crime, Guppy and Croak & Dagger Chapters, and of Women Writing the West.