It ends on April 6 at midnight Mountain, so there's no race to the end! You have all weekend. Check near the end of each post to get your clue in red. Write them down as you go!
And yes, the hunt is open to international entries. And the prizes include a Kindle Fire HDX + $100 gift certificate. And the two runners-up will receive all 31 of our books!
Now that's out of the way, it's my pleasure to introduce you to an exciting author, my guest for the hunt. Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over 40 books! She is versatile and always innovative, writing everything from children's picture books, YA, historical romances, non-fiction, and more. Her most recent acclaimed work was the wildly popular River of Time series, a time-travel, romantic, YA adventure.
But today I am excited to feature her newest release. Lisa started thinking about Remnants after she finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy, and was wishing there’d been a bit more hope and healing in the ending of the trilogy, as well as some sort of spiritual aspect. From that germ of an idea, she wove the tapestry of this new, YA-dystopian-fantasy-suspense-romance series, beginning with Remnants: Season of Wonder, in which seven children are born into a world on the precipice of demise…in order to save it. Propelled by a mission from the Maker, and pursued by forces of darkness, the Remnants set out on a perilous journey to accomplish impossible tasks with world-changing consequences. You can purchase a copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, or your local bookstore. And don't forget to add it to your Goodreads page!
Today, Lisa is sharing about:
The Inspiration Behind the Locale: The Valley
Remnants: Season of Wonder begins in the Valley, a rainy, verdant forest clinging to the mountainsides. Here, Andriana and Ronan have been raised and trained, prepared for the mission ahead of them. There are two seasons—Hoarfrost and Harvest, and little in between. Much like Colorado! Our seasons are very short and Spring and Fall, in particular, whip by.
I used Telluride, Colorado as the basis of my model for this valley, because I loved how the mountains climbed above the tree line and there was tons of water. Tim and I went to Telluride for our 20th anniversary, and rode the gondola up and over the summit, and into town each day. It was so beautiful…and romantic! I knew it was only a matter of time before I wove it into a novel. Pictured below is Bridal Veil Falls, a lovely hike at the mouth of the Valley. Near the top of the trail is an abandoned mine. In Remnants, I weave in how people scavenge metal from old mines and the like for weapons. In the Valley, there’s also the Citadel, a fortress carved from the granite mountainside. While I didn’t visit any real Citadel, the mine was what made me start thinking about it. The Remnants receive their blessing and first mission at the Citadel, and leave the Valley for the desert and beyond. But their hearts are always here. And for good reason!
Thank you for sharing with us today, Lisa! What a beautiful, inspiring photo.
Now hunters, it's time to continue with your quest:
THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY
Thanks for stopping by the Tales of Goldstone Wood blog! Before you move on to Stop #19, Lisa T. Bergren's own site, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #18 clue: --Haruki Murakami
And there you go! Good luck with the hunt . . .
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