I am so pleased to welcome Emmy Laybourne back to Squeaky Books! She was here last year for the Squeaky Books Birthday Bash and I love having her back! Check out her pretty awesome guest post, and then enter to win copies of her books!
Writers Googling Weirdness
It’s such a joy to be back here on Squeaky Books to kick off the Blog Tour for Sky On Fire!
One of the best things about being a writer is the strange and fascinating things you learn while doing research! While writing the MONUMENT 14 series, I’ve learned about Thermobaric bombs, the intricacies of Google Maps, field methods for purifying drinking water, and I’ve basically memorized the layout of the dorms at the University of Missouri at Columbia. (They will show up in Book Three: Savage Drift!)
Without giving you any plot spoilers, I thought that I’d show you a list of the things I googled while writing SKY ON FIRE.
When you know that MONUMENT 14 is about fourteen kids from Monument, CO who take shelter in a
superstore while civilization collapses outside the gates and that the second book in the series, SKY ON FIRE, follows two groups of these kids, as one group tries to survive inside the store while the other braves a violent and dangerous landscape in a battered school-bus, some of these questions take on a sinister significance!
The 8 Weirdest Things I Googled While Writing SKY ON FIRE
- Can you put sleeping pills into soup?
- Air force slang for “girl.” Air Force slang for “injured person.”
- How can I set a dislocated shoulder by myself.
- Do they make battery powered chainsaws?
- What’s it called when you throw up from working out too hard?
- Ingredients of Kingsford Lighter fluid?
- What’s the Mexican slang for testicles?
- Can someone actually use a grappling hook to climb a building?
Now the question goes to you! What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever googled when writing? I’d really love to know...
Thanks to Enna and Squeaky Books. Tomorrow my book tour will head over to Reading Teen. Join me there for an exclusive interview. And please keep in touch with me at www.emmylaybourne.com, on Facebook at the Monument 14 Fan page or on the Twitter @emmylaybourne.
Good news! I have TWO books to give away to ONE lucky winner! Somebody will get a paperback copy of the first Monument 14 book, as well as a hardcover of Monument 14: Sky on Fire. Enter the rafflecopter below to win!
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