Off in Research Land

I’ve been digging down this week into research for Miasma.  Right now, mainly on the setting, which plays a big role in the story.  I’m using Hawaii as the basis, though the country is fictional.  Encyclopedias are a great way to start — they give summaries of the subject, along with references.  I’m particularly partial to World Book.  We had that in my house when I was growing up, and I like the pictures used to help illustrate points.  I’ll be back at the library tomorrow to check another encylopedia for Hawaii:  Man, Myth, and Magic.