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50 Dinosaur Tales by Sabrina Ricci & Garret Kruger - Book Tour



50 Dinosaur Tales: And 108 More Discoveries From the Golden Age of Dinos


"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."



About 50 Dinosaur Tales

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.



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Author Q&A
1. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?

I’d say at least a few months, but it varies depending on the book. For my latest book, 50 Dinosaur Tales, it took several months over the course of five years. I wrote 10 short stories each year to highlight the biggest dinosaur discoveries from that year. Each story is based on all the facts we know about the dinosaur, and it took a while to find and research discoveries that had enough information to build a story around 50 dinosaurs. So overall, it took a long time, but I had a lot of fun working on this one.
2. How do you select the names of your characters?
I like to research names and come up with ones that have meanings related to the character’s personalities. For example, in another book I’m working on (similar to Game of Thrones, but set in the Jurassic with dinosaurs as the main characters), one of the characters is a carnivorous dinosaur named Rapax. Rapax is a Latin word, and is a synonym to “ravenous.”
3. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
I think I’d have to go with a dinosaur! My favorie is Brontosaurus, probably because it was so huge, and I like the idea of having something so large be my “spirit animal.”
4. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
This will probably not come as a surprise, but I love dinosaur movies. In no particular order:
·         Land Before Time
·         Jurassic Park
·         The Lost World: Jurassic Park
·         Jurassic World
·         You Are Umasou
5. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
I’d like to be like Henry Bemis from the Twilight Zone episode, “Time Enough at Last,” and read books all the time. Except I’d be more careful with my glasses.
6. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Bix, from Dinotopia, A Land Apart by James Gurney, because she’s funny and likes adventure.
7. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself! :)
1. I’m not a paleontologist, but I love learning about dinosaurs.
2. My husband Garret and I produce a weekly dinosaur podcast, I Know Dino (https://iknowdino.com/).
3. My husband and I had a dinosaur-themed wedding at a zoo.
4. Our wedding rings are made from a dinosaur fossil.
5. We now own a 12-foot long dinosaur sculpture that hangs out in our living room.
6. I like to travel, especially to remote areas where dinosaurs used to roam.
7. I’ve been to more than 40 natural history museums around the world (it’ a great way to explore a new city!).
8. I once had a pet gecko named Little Foot.
9. I used to work in book publishing.
10. I love playing the game foosball.




Author Bio –
Sabrina is a writer and podcaster. She loves nerdy things, like technical specs and dinosaurs, especially sauropods. When she’s not writing, she’s podcasting with her husband at I Know Dino (iknowdino.com), a weekly show about dinosaurs.


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