This week we welcome special guest Linnea Hartsuyker (TW, IG) to the show to talk about her upcoming novel, The Sea Queen. Set in Viking-era Norway, The Sea Queen is the second book in The Golden Wolf Saga trilogy, telling tales of Harold’s rise to power as the first king of Norway as seen through some of the associated characters surrounding him. The book’s release is on 14 August 2018 so grab a pre-order copy now and settle in to hear some behind-the-scenes stories about how recent travel helped shape some of the details in the book.
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The conversation with Linnea is the bulk of the episode, but we did squeeze in a couple other topics at the end:
- Is the TSA really considering dropping security screening on smaller planes at smaller airports? Probably not, but the idea made it far enough in the process to be written down and discussed within the agency. And, yes, it is probably stupid. But not for the security reasons most are bringing up.
- Munich suffered a security breach recently resulting in a full terminal dump. That was not an inexpensive incident.
Also, Linnea mentioned a Siberia travelogue as one of her favorites. This is it:
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I read and enjoyed The Half-Drowned KIng, and I hadn’t realized that your trips to Iceland and Norway had served, in part, as research trips. Great episode!
Always working even when on a theoretical vacation. And that’s more than just because of IRS reasons. 😉
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