Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Blog Tour: 50 Dinosaur Tales by Sabrina Ricci with a author #interview @RABTBookTours @iknowdino #shortstories #nonfiction #dinosaurs

Short Stories, Non-fiction
Date Published: October 8, 2019

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“Gualicho takes a bite out of the ornithopod’s back as it runs away from her, causing it to stumble and fall. She jumps on top of the body and rips open its neck with her teeth. The ornithopod becomes still and limp.

Satisfied, Gualicho begins to feast. But, after only two bites, she senses something is wrong. She lifts her head and sees a Mapusaurus making its way toward her.”

Blending fiction with fact, 50 Dinosaur Tales imagines the way 50 newly described dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous lived in their natural habitats.

Also included is a list of fun facts for each dinosaur story, and facts about 108 additional dinosaurs.

If you want to hear more about new dinosaurs as soon as they are discovered, listen to the weekly podcast I Know Dino.



INTERVIEW

Thanks for having me on your blog! I had a great time answering these questions.

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

Dinosaurs are a gateway to science, and I hope my book 50 Dinosaur Tales will entertain and educate readers, and get more people interested in paleontology and science in general.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Getting started! I hate staring at the blank page, and though I often have lots of story ideas, sometimes it’s hard to flesh them out.
  
How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

I’ve written 11 books so far, and I think 50 Dinosaur Tales is my favorite. It’s been 5 years in the making (and features dinosaurs that have been discovered over the last 5 years). I had a lot of fun imagining how these animals lived and behaved based on what paleontologists know about them so far. 

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

I’m not sure this one applies, since 50 Dinosaur Tales is a compilation of short stories, and the characters are dinosaurs, but if I were to include a narrator, I’d love to have Jeff Goldblum! I’m a big fan of his—especially his role in Jurassic Park.
  
When did you begin writing?

I’ve always loved writing. I have that typical story of writing short books in elementary school, and having a great time coming up with new ideas. Now I write about software for a tech company by day, and dinosaurs by night (and talk about dinosaurs on I Know Dino, a weekly dinosaur podcast I co-produce with my husband).

How long did it take to complete your first book?

Not long—about 30 days (during a NaNoWriMo). It wasn’t very good, so I didn’t try to do anything else with it, but I was able to prove to myself I could write at least 50,000 words. On average, now I’d say it takes me a few months to write, and another few months to edit and market my books.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

I’ve always loved writing, so I don’t think there’s any one author who inspired me (I enjoy reading all genres). But for 50 Dinosaur Tales, paleontologist Bob Bakker and his book Raptor Red definitely inspired me. It tells the story of a Utahraptor, told through the eyes of the dinosaur. I loved the details about her life with the storytelling aspect, and I wanted to see more of this type of dinosaur fiction out there.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

The editing. Once I have my initial thoughts down, I really enjoy developing them further and finding ways to make my scenes come more to life.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Educational, entertaining, creative, exciting

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

I have a few things in the works. One is a middle grade novel about two atoms that meet at the Big Bang and live together for a few billion years (and yes they get to hang out with dinosaurs). Another book in the works is the first in a series tentatively called Dino Wars. It’s like Game of Thrones but all the main characters are dinosaurs and it’s set in the Jurassic.







About the Author



Sabrina is a writer and podcaster. She loves nerdy things, like technical specs and dinosaurs, especially sauropods. Sabrina and her husband Garret produce the weekly dinosaur podcast, I Know Dino (iknowdino.com).



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P Loveday said...

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