As I was researching the setting for one of my characters in a vampire novel, I came across La Mothe Chandeniers. It is a magical castle that fell into ruin after a fire in 1932. During the course of my research, I came across a crowdfunding effort to restore the castle. Of course, I had to contribute. In so doing, I have become part owner of the castle. And as any responsible owner would, I flew to France to help in the restoration.