Monday, August 6, 2012

The Wright Hotel & Liz Baker book 4

Last week I toured a local historical site a few minutes down the road from my house.  This site will be in the next Liz Baker book as the location for a wedding.  And, of course, other ruckus in Liz's life will occur here.  ;)

Since I had a few questions about the location and its history, a couple of the local history buffs took me on tour.  They answered my questions about the venue being used for a wedding (where's the bride's room, groom's, reception?), and didn't bat an eyelash when I asked if anyone had died there.  That's a sign of a true history buff!  :D

All in all, it was quite the informational visit.  I now have photos and written details that will be included in book 4, and Liz will learn all sorts of new things about the world around her.

The hotel's name will change in my book, and the names of owners, ghosts, events will of course be changed, but the eat and bones of the hotel will remain intact.  Oh, and I even got to see the basement!  Now that is a great basement for ghosts. Reminds me of my great-grandmother's old root cellar.

Anyway, I can't wait to finish writing book 4 with all these neat little details of the Wright Hotel included.  If you'd like to learn more about this beautiful building check out the website for the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society.