Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars Sneak Peek #5: STAR WARS HOMAGE

Posted January 30, 2016

DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS comes out on February 2, 2016!

This is Day #5 of 7 Days of Sneak Peeks! I’m so excited to get to share some of my favorite things about this book – I hope they’re getting you psyched to read it!

Reminder: if you’d like a chance to win this awesome package of goodies, leave me a comment on this post (or any of the other Sneak Peek posts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4) and/or share one of the posts on Twitter or Facebook. (US only please)

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Today is Sneak Peek #5: THE STAR WARS HOMAGE

So, Sawyer, Elliot, and Sylvie are on Mars looking for Sylvie’s dad. At some point it becomes necessary for them to break into a secret Martian research laboratory. They solve the problem of how to get inside by asking themselves what any intelligent person would ask: how would they do this in Star Wars?

I found it impossible to write a story that takes place in space without thinking of Star Wars frequently, so I thought it was only appropriate that I actually reference it in the book. Chapter 16 is an homage to the original Star Wars. (As are parts of Chapters 17, 18, and 19.)

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Chapter 16 also contains what is, by far, my favorite copy edits issue of all time: how to spell “wookkie.” It really is W-O-O-K-K-I-E. The copy edits department and I went back and forth on this one a couple of times!

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I won’t spoil the story by telling you exactly how they break into the lab, or what happens once they get in there. But I will tell you that Chapter 16 is my favorite chapter in the entire book.

And tomorrow, I’ll tell you about two of my other favorite things in the book – hint, they are FOOD!

-CPO

PS: DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS hits the shelves on February 2, but it’s not too late to pre-order a copy from your favorite local indie bookstore, Barnes and Noble, or anywhere else you buy books.

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  1. Erin

    January 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm

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    Yay Star Wars! :)

  2. Tara Costello

    January 31, 2016 at 1:51 pm

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    Wait so how do you spell I it? In that blurb it has two E’s!?!?! So lost. Yay Stsr Wars!

  3. Farah

    February 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

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    Awesome I read dino boy (caugh the first one caugh) and I loved it (wake up wake up wake up!!!!!!!) / so excited for Dino boy saves mars!

    Thanks for the book CPO

    Wait I just noticed you are doing the new one based of star wars right? Then…..CP3O!!!!!! #COINCIDENCE????????

  4. Farah

    February 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

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    Oops CP3O


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