Daisy asked Ruta Sepetys:

Hi Ruta, I recently finished an ARC of Salt to the Sea and it was absolutely stunning. I wasn't aware of what it was about until I finished it, and I was wondering; do you hope to educate people who think they're reading fiction on these 'unheard-of' events, or do you hope to attract people who already know these things - or do you just write for the love of it? I'm looking forward to reading your other books soon x

Ruta Sepetys Hi Daisy!

I want to give voice to those who will never have a chance to tell their story. In terms of targeting readers, I'd like to reach both people who are unfamiliar with the topics, and also those who are. People who know about the topics can add to the conversation and bring dimension to the hidden history.
Thanks so much for asking!
Ruta Sepetys

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