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)


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.)


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!


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!


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


    Yay Star Wars! :)

  2. Tara Costello

    January 31, 2016 at 1:51 pm


    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


    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


    Oops CP3O

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