This week on the Lucky 13s blog (group blog of middle grade and young adult authors debuting in 2013), we're talking about our books' settings. I wrote a post about how to describe places you've never been. Since my book largely takes place on a tropical jungle island, I pulled on memories of the year I spent in Costa Rica when I was sixteen, the age of my protagonist.
You can read my full post about setting here.
And to get you in the mood, here's a pic of sixteen year old Megan in Costa Rica pretending to be some kind of jungle beast. (what's going on with my elbow??)