Boots on the Ground

One of the coolest parts of my gig is: I get to go places and do research. I’m a journalist by training, so that’s kid-in-a-candyshop time for a guy like me.

Milan-CathedralThere’s a big scene in ICE COLD KILL that takes place at the grand cathedral in Milan, Italy. Last year, Katy King and I went and walked the scene, “blocking” it in a theatrical term. We entered as my protagonist did; as my antagonists did. I took notes and Katy took photos. Then I returned home and completely rewrote the scene, having seen, heard, felt, smelled, tasted the cathedral and its sprawling piazza.

What an opportunity. What a cool gig.


About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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