I've always said that my absolute favorite part of the writing process is the research I get to engage in in order to create the magical worlds in my books, and The Soul Seekers series was no different.
Aside from reading stacks of books on Shamanism, metaphysics, and ancient myth and lore, I also took a three-day "Introduction to Basic Shamanism" class that was fascinating and informative. The experiences I had during class went a long way toward informing Daire's own experiences during her Seeker Initiation.
But one of the very best parts, was getting to visit the lovely state of New Mexico where the series takes place. I interviewed locals, indulged in local cuisine (blue corn pancakes = Serious Yum!), and took lots of photos, some of which are included below.