On Saturday, March 26, 2011, I spoke to a local writers group about the biography I am writing of early artist/scientist Maria Sybilla Merian. I talked about the various types of research I have done for the book, including travel to Germany and visits to various museums for information. Then I talked about my experience with crowd funding and two of those websites, explaining what crowd funding is and how it is done, differences I found on two of those site, and what all needs to be done before you push that “publish” button. And lastly, I spoke about why I need to travel to Suriname, South America, for that last bit of on-site research in order to complete the book.
I enjoyed visiting with all the people who came up to talk with me afterwards, too.