Goodreads asked R.A. Andrade:

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

R.A. Andrade A few years ago, I was daydreaming about what it was like walking through the woods with bright summer sun filtering through the trees. That was probably on a frigid January day in Michigan. I remembered coming across a waterfall by a hiking trail while on a Vermont vacation with my family years earlier. One of my daughters and I jumped into an icy pool of water contained in a bowl carved into stone by the falls. The Field Trip grew around the recollection of that moment. I had a place. I just needed characters to get there, have interesting things happen to them, and then end up somewhere else.

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