As you may know from my other posts (link), my historical novel is based mostly in Hilo, Hawaii during the late 1950s. When I visited Hilo specifically for researching and meeting pastors in Hilo and walking the neighborhoods of the town, I visited two bookstores and picked up books by local authors. You know you’re a writer when you go home with research books instead of souvenirs. I did a little research before I went to Hilo, but spent a lot of time at the Hilo Public Library and purchased some books.