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Goodreads asked Lillian Graves:

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

Lillian Graves I've been stewing on the idea of UNFORTUNATES for years. I always felt a story was left untold when I read books about people who die young - Jodi Picoult's MY SISTER'S KEEPER and A FAULT IN OUR STARS.

What if those who died unfortunate events got a second chance at life? How many of them would take it? How many would accept their fate and stay in the afterlife? I gotta say, it's a pretty sweet afterlife even with the downfalls.

I just kept thinking and adding to this idea, and eventually I caved and wrote it all down.

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