Hi all. Barb here.
I’ve written in the past about how I went to the Cabbage Island Clambake to research Clammed Up, and how I traveled to the Machias Blueberry Festival to research Boiled Over. The third book in my Maine Clambake Mystery series, Musseled Out takes place in the world of lobstering. So you guessed it, we’re going out on a lobster boat.
As always, my timing was off. Musseled Out was due June 1, and while some Maine lobstermen work year-round, and many start their season in April, no one was taking tourists out until well into May. I went out with Captain Clive Farrin in Boothbay Harbor, and I totally recommend the tour.
Of course, I’d done a lot of reading (and completed a first draft) before I went out, but there’s nothing like the experience. I would have gotten most things right, but several small, but important things wrong.
I had a blast doing this bit of research and hope you enjoy Musseled Out.