Writers' Forum, which is in the shops now and you will be able to read my feature with author and editor Anna Bowles.
Anna told me all about the type of research she does when writing novelty books, such as:
My Journey with Thomas the Tank Engine
Wallace and Gromit
Hello Kitty Annual 2011
These are only a few of the books Anna has written. She is very prolific. As well as writing and in-house editing for publishers, Anna does freelance editing and manuscript reports for individuals. You can find out more about Anna and her writing on her website at http://www.annabowles.co.uk/
You can also read the post she wrote about the Research Secrets feature on her blog: The Chocolate Keyboard.