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Interview + Giveaway: Your Destination Is on the Left | The Heart of a Book Blogger
I am so excited about hosting Lauren Spieller today as part of the Your Destination is on the Left blog tour! Even though this is her debut novel, Lauren is no stranger to the book community as she is also a literary agent. So without further ado, let’s dive into the interview! Q&A with Lauren Spieller How much research was involved while writing Your Destination is on the Left? I did a fair amount, considering it’s a contemporary realistic novel! Dessa’s story takes place partly in an RV, and while I had been inside one before, I’d never traveled that way. So I had to learn a lot about RV life—what it’s like to live inside one, where you’re allowed to park and how to upkeep the RV itself, etc. I also had to research what it’s like to be a visual artist, since I myself don’t paint or create found art, both of which Dessa does in the book! For that, I relief on a combination of online and in person research, and asked my artistic friends a million questions (shout out to Roselle Kaes, who is amazing!). It truly took a village, in the end. What was the most surprising thing …