TombQuest Book 3 comes out tomorrow! I’m so excited to share it with you that I seriously can’t wait any longer. So today I have a special sneak peek that you can read right NOW!
Here’s a little bit about what inspired that chapter: Chapter 10 takes place in an overnight train from Cairo to Luxor in Egypt. I researched that chapter carefully, but I thought I was researching a different chapter for a different book! I did spend a very long night on a train, but it was traveling from Vienna, Austria, to Berlin, Germany.
Alex and Ren were originally supposed to take an overnight train between those two European cities in Book 4. But this scene was too good to wait for, and I stole it from Future Michael for Book 3!
In real life, the train arrived from Moscow, Russia. It was old and looked dumpier than I expected as they changed the sign on the side from Mockba (Moscow) to Wien (Vienna). The details in the chapter came straight from my trip: The warning not to drink the water, the sealed cups of “potable” water, the bumpy corners, and flashing lights.
Admittedly, no one tried to abduct me on that trip, but I did encounter one peril Alex didn’t have to endure. I was stuck in the car with a snoring German businessman! The train was so loud and bumpy and bright that I barely got a wink of sleep in the bottom bunk. But this guy was in his pajamas and loudly catching ZZZs in the top bunk almost as soon as we started moving.
In the end, it was worth it. I made it to Berlin right on time, and along the way I got material for a scene that definitely won’t leave readers snoring!
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