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message 1: by Riya (new)

Riya | 846 comments Mod
Hey everyone!

Kristen Simmons (the amazing author of Article 5) is willing to do an interview for us. So just submit some questions for her by August 5th and I will send them to her :D


message 2: by Erin, Director of Fun and Games (new)

Erin (eisawesome) | 1215 comments Mod
Would we post them here


message 3: by Riya (new)

Riya | 846 comments Mod
Yup!

Just post whatever questions you have for her in this thread


message 4: by Erin, Director of Fun and Games (new)

Erin (eisawesome) | 1215 comments Mod
Where did you get you inspiration to write the Article5 books


message 5: by Riya (new)

Riya | 846 comments Mod
I'll add that to the list!


message 6: by Erin, Director of Fun and Games (new)

Erin (eisawesome) | 1215 comments Mod
Thanks


message 7: by Riya (new)

Riya | 846 comments Mod
Here's your answer:

My inspiration for ARTICLE 5 came one day when I was driving past a bookstore and saw a group outside protesting the release of the 7th Harry Potter book (on the basis that it referenced witchcraft). I had never seen a book protest before and it immediately caught my attention. It made me wonder what would happen if they succeeded in this goal? What other books could be banned? What music? What ideals, and values? Obviously this sort of thing happens all over the world, but in the United States quite often individual freedoms are protected by the Bill of Rights. I imagined a world without the Bill of Rights, and came up with the Moral Statutes. It all sort of fell into place from there.


message 8: by Erin, Director of Fun and Games (new)

Erin (eisawesome) | 1215 comments Mod
Thanks


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