Goodreads asked Sue Copsey:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Sue Copsey My most recent book (the sequel to "The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head", and still at the will it/won't it be published stage) was inspired by a visit to Rotorua, in New Zealand's North Island. It's a volcanic hotspot, with bubbling mud, geysers, steaming lakes ... all manner of stuff going on beneath your feet. Nearby is a partially excavated village that was buried by mud during the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. Eleven days before this eruption, a phantom Maori canoe was spotted on Lake Tarawera - there were many witnesses. The legend goes that the canoe will reappear if another eruption is imminent. So, of course, I thought, 'What if my heroes, Joe and Eddie, saw the canoe?'

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