Herein will ye be finding an incomplete list of research that I either read, mined, or aspired to read during the course of writing my novel (not included, every book I have ever read, every place I have ever been, and every fun fact I ever heard that helped shape me as a writer and a reader):

  • A New Look at Old Words: Street Slang from the 1600s-1800s by Catherine Flush
  • Badger by Daniel Heath Justice
  • Selis Nyonuntn Medicine for the Salish Language : English to Salish Translation Dictionary by Tachini Pete
  • Home Ground by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney
  • Weird Oregon by Al Eufrasio and Jeff Davis
  • Ballads and Songs of the Civil War by Jerry Silverman
  • Trick or Treat by Lisa Morton
  • Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer
  • The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage by Webb Garrison
  • Ghost Towns of the Northwest by Norman D. Weis
  • All Quiet on the Yamhill by Corporal Royal A. Bensell
  • Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings by Varla Ventura
  • Midlothian Folk Tales by Lea Taylor
  • Civil War Recipes by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding
  • The Sea Kingdoms by Alistair Moffat
  • Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland by Susan Fair
  • Looming Civil War by Jason Phillips
  • Scotland: A History from Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat
  • The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies by Robert Kirk
  • The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
  • Monsters of Maryland by Ed Okonowicz
  • The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege by Mark M. Smith
  • The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
  • The Curious History of Irish Dogs by David Blake Knox
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane: Scots Edition by JK Rowling
  • Where Bigfoot Walks by Robert Michael Pyle
  • Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science by Jeff Meldrum
  • Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
  • Hiking Through History: Washington by Nathan and Jeremy Barnes
  • Images of America: Tumwater by Heather Lockman, Carla Wulfsberg, and the City of Tumwater’s Henderson House Museum
  • Ireland’s Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth by Mark Williams
  • Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Song of the Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown
  • Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by W.B. Yeats
  • Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Last Podcast on the Left by Marcus Parks, Ben Kissel, and Henry Zebrowski