Rebecca Behrens books
Rebecca Behrens books
Rebecca Behrens books

Last week I hopped on a train and in a car to make my way to coastal North Carolina for a research trip. Here’s some of what I saw and did:


I went belowdecks in a 16th-century ship!


I hiked in historic woods!


I wandered a shoreline!


I stood inside an excavated fort–and got chills!


I checked out an ancient live oak!


I visited a charming town–including its awesome indie bookstore!


And I climbed the tallest lighthouse in the nation! Take THAT, fear of heights.

I didn’t think I could get more excited about working on this story, but I did. There’s nothing quite like writing about a fantastic, historic, mysterious, beautiful setting–and then getting a chance to see it in person.

Oh, and I can’t not mention the most incredible donuts I ate.


I had one every single day. Because DELICIOUS.

I can’t wait to go back.