Goodreads asked Melody Curtiss:

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

Melody Curtiss I've always been a fan of speculative fiction, but What to Wear to The Revolution was a response to a specific time in my life. My husband was skyping home daily from an ISAF NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the world seemed pretty bleak. There was an ugly partisan Presidential election in the United States where I live, and the level of rhetoric had spiraled downward. A lot of writers were drawn to dystopia that year, but I was particularly inspired by the stories of two young girls who stood up for themselves, one an eleven year old divorcee, escaping from a forced marriage, the other a schoolgirl, shot for the crime of advocating education for girls, who refused to shut up, sit down and be afraid. I didn't just want to craft a story about a post-apocalyptic future, I wanted to write about the dark realities of being a woman in such a future.

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