This morning, the day after the launch for Final Offer, I saw a report about the brown recluse spider which makes a (significant) guest appearance in the new Skyberg adventure. Check out this link for the gruesome story.
When I started researching this book back in 2016 I was working with the completely brilliant adventurer and survival expert Megan Hine on her book Mind Of A Survivor (which was – by far – the most interesting book I worked on as a ghostwriter on and I totally recommend it if you’re interested in why some people make it out of survival situations alive, and some don’t).
Meg was an amazing person for me to work with as I took over the Skyberg series, as she’s got all kinds of knowledge in her head that is probably in Ingrid’s (but not mine). The hypothermia plot in Below Zero, by the way, was a direct consequence of a story Meg told me.
When I was writing Final Offer I said to Meg… I need a small poisonous spider, one that doesn’t kill straight away, one where you can function for a bit and where it wouldn’t be immediately obvious how someone had died. And Meg suggested the brown recluse.
If you want to see Meg in action, she’s currently part of the team hunting for a lost city in the Amazon in the Curse of Akakor. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/CurseOfAkakor/
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