Mary asked Laurie Halse Anderson:

Hi, I read Chains and was wondering were you ever nervous about writing historical fiction and messing something up time wise or whatnot? Also how much research do you have to do to write historical fiction?

Laurie Halse Anderson I am an obsessive researcher and I always have four academic historians read through my books to make sure I got the history right. I'd say at least a year of research goes into each one of my historical novels. To be honest, the research is my favorite part!

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