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Published on Mar 4, 2013
Join Lauren Oliver, author of BEFORE I FALL, the DELIRIUM trilogy, LIESL & PO, and THE SPINDLERS at her home in Brooklyn, New York, for a discussion about inspiration and transforming ideas into books.
Every story begins with an idea, but where do ideas come from? In this episode of "How a Book Is Made," Lauren reveals the inspirations behind her middle-grade novel THE SPINDLERS and shares her method for evaluating ideas and developing them into stories.
ABOUT THE SPINDLERS: When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul. She knows, too, that she is the only one that can save him.
To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests — or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.