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A little book trivia for you…
There are deeper posts coming, but I had something more fun on my mind today. My cousin Ben and I have been buddies since, well, forever. Even though he grew up in New Hampshire and I grew up in North Carolina, we were close pen pals and closer friends, in spite of the fact that there were many times he liked to pull the “older and wiser” card on me. (Although I still recall his suggestion that I put honey in someone’s shampoo… Just sayin’.)
Now that we’re grown ups (which is debatable still…), there’s another fun thing that I totally enjoy. It started by accident, when he posted a comment on Facebook about “radiative transfer” back when I was writing the first book. It stuck in my head and became a throwaway comment in the book, even if I don’t really know what it is. Ever since, new books never start without me contacting Ben for him to give me a tricky phrase or activity to work into the novel. It’s both easier and harder than you’d think.
Graupel was easier than it sounds, since the book was set in the mountains in the winter. A toddler rocking out on a cardboard guitar was harder than you’d think, seeing as how very few three-year-old cardboard instrument aficionados populate suspense novels filled with bombs and terrorists. That one necessitated a whole scene just to work it in.
As for the giant robots, they squeaked in… barely.
Today, I accepted the next challenge, since there’s a new book in the works. Already planning how to work it in. What is it? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see…