Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Introducing Novel Travelist - A blog about the settings that move the characters

Does reading motivate you to visit a good setting?  Does writing motivate you to immerse yourself in a protagonist's culture?  Do your travels influence your art?  Does your art influence your travels?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are a novel travelist.

It is my pleasure to introduce a brand new blog.  Novel Travelist is the brainchild of Sara and Wes McBride - whacky adventurers, literary travel buffs, and all-around good peeps.  Like our Murder Lab, their new site is a book blog with a niche.  I have the distinctive honor of being Follower #1.

While Murder Lab is strictly dedicated to the mystery/thriller community, Novel Travelist is dedicated to the community of bookworms who love to explore foreign places, eras and cultures, physically or vicariously.  The site will feature travel adventures to write about, travel mysteries to solve, travel novels to read, and travel quests to seek.  It will also offer practical information for the writer who needs an answer, but doesn't necessarily have a research trip on the agenda, or for the reader or artist who does.  In addition to the McBrides, a small, international group of regular contributors have already been assembled.  I'm happy to say that I'm one of them; please let Sara (web mistress extraordinaire) know if you'd like to be one as well.

My first post presents an international mystery that has remained unsolved for centuries.  It is one of the themes explored in my forthcoming novel, The Vesuvius Isotope.  I invite the reader to explore this mystery, and in part 2 (approximately one month from now) I will present my own hypotheses for the answers.

As your Murder Lab Mistress, I am thrilled (pun intended) with the mystery/thriller community we have established here.  It is my hope that Novel Travelist will provide a similar support system for folks who like books and passports.  Please join us.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kris,

    I love your description of the blog - it's perfect! Thanks so much for all your help and support.