Have you ever read a book and been disappointed because it was obvious the author didn’t have any knowledge of certain elements, such as location or how a business or organization really functions?
As a reader, it not only takes you out of the story, it damages the credibility of the author.
This is true whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. Accuracy and first-hand research are essential, especially in today’s world, where fact-checking is accomplished by a quick Google search.
But how do you go about getting the facts and real-life experience you want to incorporate realism into your novel or verify the details in your nonfiction book?
Troy knows, and in his presentation on Getting it Right: Research in the Real World, he’s going to share with you how you can get those interviews and experiences that make the difference in your writing and helps you connect with your readers.
With his scrupulous attention to research, Troy writes the best historical fiction he can with the intent of taking readers to another place and time. His factual backgrounds lend depth and authenticity to his work.
More about Troy Kechely
When he is not writing, he’s most likely teaching classes on canine behavior through Think Dog Consulting, as well as serving on the board of Big Sky Rottweiler Rescue, a non-profit, multi-state group that he founded in 1997. In his spare time, he’s out with his own rescued Rottweiler exploring the beauty of the Montana countryside.
Troy Kechely’s short stories and poems about the deep connection between humans and dogs have been published in Dog and Kennel Magazine and numerous newsletters and websites of canine rescue groups over the years. He is also a self-published author of the book Management of Aggressive Canines for Law Enforcement.
Having grown up on a ranch west of Helena, Montana Troy developed a strong connection with the land and the animals he cared for. This connection is carried over into his writing today and in fiction novels, Stranger’s Dance and Lost Horse Park. It is also highlighted in his blog, The Beautiful Bond, where he shares true stories about the amazing connection between humans and animals.
As founder of a non-profit Rottweiler rescue group, Troy took his passion for working with difficult dogs and grew it into a multi-state operation that has saved hundreds of dogs since 1997. This devotion grew into consulting business that provides expert testimony and classes on canine aggression and bite injury.
More information can be found at his website: Troy Kechely.
Lost Horse Park is Troy’s second self-published novel, after Stranger’s Dance. Lost Horse Park received 5-star reviews, and Stranger’s Dance got 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. He is currently working on his third novel.
About Lost Horse Park:
After causing trouble in his Montana hometown one time too many, teenager Jim Redmond has run out of options. A run-in with the law results in an ultimatum: either head to juvenile detention or spend the summer working with a backcountry trail crew along with the intimidating World War II veteran Tom McKee. What soon emerges is a moving exploration of the human heart.
Lost Horse Park is a stunning novel that takes readers from the rugged wilderness of Montana to the dark jungles of the Vietnam War and through the Italian mountains of World War II, uncovering the hearts of two men who are more similar than either of them could have ever imagined.
This sweeping novel examines the emotional connection humans share with animals, while poignantly exploring what it means to trust others and—above all—trust yourself.