Guest Post by Ingrid Paulson
Since VALKYRIE RISING is set in Norway and was written following a family trip I took a few years ago, people often ask where else I’d like to travel. Truth be told, I have a pretty aggressive travel itch and can often be found googling crazy places. And my list of dream trips is about a million places long, I chose a few places that I thought would be an awesome backdrop for a YA book. Especially something with an urban fantasy edge:
- Easter Island: How cool and creepy are those stone faces perched on the hill? I could read a book about how they got there.
- Nazca Lines: So, this is something I’ve actually seen--these patterns are carved into the ground in Peru and are best viewed from above by airplane. Think they were put there as signals to aliens? How did they get there? I’m pretty sure an inquisitive character could get to the bottom of it.
- Loch Ness: When I was in third grade, the idea of the Loch Ness monster got me pretty fired up. When we were supposed to write “real” science essays, I wrote about Nessy. I could definitely spend some time trying to catch sight of it.
- Mount Kilimanjaro: Because who knows what could happen on a safari?
Thank you Ingird for this amazing post. It's funny and interesting to read! Just the relaxation I needed smack bang right in the middle of my insane exam studying. Anyway, good luck with your future writing and would love to read more from you! Thanks for the giveaway!
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