My Journeys in Writing

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When I started researching different tribes in Africa, to fit the narrative of ROGUE, I fell in love with the semi-nomadic Samburu people. They live in the upper northwest region in Kenya.

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During that moment in time, finding information pertaining to ceremonies, traditions, or everyday life of the Samburu was not easy. I scoured most resources on the internet, but became unsatisfied since they did not answer my questions. It wasn’t until I found a thin paperback (recommended by the Smithsonian Institute) written by a man, who lived with them for 15 years, I finally got the answers I needed.

Of course, not everything is factually accurate. I had to use other tribe’s customs whenever I could not find certain details. A lot of research went into writing ROGUE.

My new journey

Now, I am researching the Inuit people, who live in the upper-northern hemisphere.

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This book will be more difficult than writing ROGUE.

Even though I have never been to Africa, I do share a commonality—desert life.  In writing FRIGID, I must mentally  live  in freezing temperatures, visualize the endless cascades of white, and imagine how to survive in harsh conditions, all while living in Phoenix, Arizona during the summertime. 

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It will be challenging, exhausting, yet fascinating. As I study about the people and land, I develop a profound appreciation and admiration.

I hope you enjoy my footsteps.👣

I would love to learn about your journeys too. Feel free to drop me a comment below, or email me at: hsquires9597@yahoo.com

Take care, my friends.😊

 

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