Some places I have not been are more real to me than ones I have actually visited. This is because of the fabulous job some adventurers have done in bringing them to life on paper. And even though many of them no longer exist, you can visit there by just "jumping into the picture" for awhile.
I also have something of a hobby of collecting pictures that most resemble the settings of my books, during the research and writing of each project. Such was the case for GOLD TRAP, and I ended up compiling a small slideshow of various places Meg found herself in throughout the book.
So, I thought I would share it with you. And while all the places and people in these pictures are real, of course, Meg and her story are not. Still, it is possible that what happened to Meg could happen to anybody if they should ever find themselves in similar circumstances. However, what happened to Mary Kingsley when she went there, in real life, borders very close to fantastic.
Just one more reason why I love historical fiction.