Celine asked Ruta Sepetys:

Hi Ruta, I was wondering where and or how, you find inspiration for your books? They are all so wonderfully written! Thank you!

Ruta Sepetys Hi Celine!

History holds secrets and the inspiration for my books is found within those secrets. I have a list of historical topics/secrets that I'm dying to write about. So once I finish a novel, I revisit the list with my agent and discuss what I might work on next. Once I decide, I spend 2-3 years researching the history and then another two years writing.

Thank you for your kind words about my books being well written. I truly appreciate it!! :)
Ruta Sepetys

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