Welcome to the Fantastic Flying Book Club Blog Tour’s Q&A with Amy Fellner Dominy, author of Announcing Trouble!
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Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy
- Release Date: August 5th, 2019 – Congratulations!!
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Crush)
- Genres: Young Adult; Contemporary; Romance
- Pages: 306
- Format: E-Book
- Series: Stand – Alone
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
“I may know everything there is to know about baseball, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Or like him. Garrett Reeves: sidelined player and the embodiment of everything I’ve learned to hate about baseball. He’s gorgeous, he’s cocky, he’s laser-focused on getting back in the game, no matter the cost.
When he convinces me to call games alongside him, our chemistry heats up the booth. We’re good together, whether I want to admit it or not. I’m finding that I like baseball again, but even worse, I’m liking Garrett. A lot.
But when he has to decide between our future and a new shot at his dreams, I know baseball will win out every time.”
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book has tons of hilarious banter, lots of sexual tension, and a hero who will throw a wild pitch right at your heart.
Q&A with Amy Fellner Dominy
1. Between writing for teens, tweens, and toddlers, which audience is your favorite? Why?
“Such a tricky question! There are different things I like about writing for each age group, but I’d have to say it’s a tie between teens and toddlers. Best part of writing for teens: There’s so much happening in the life of a teen. High school is full of drama and so many “firsts.” Especially when it comes to romance. I want to dive deep into those stories and all the feelings, the confusion, and the twists and turns. It takes me back to my high school days and instead of being the dorky girl who never had a date, I get to create love stories along with the endings I want. Hard not to love! Writing picture books is also fun but for a totally different reason. Creating silly stories is awesome—not going to lie—but even better is that I get to go to schools and visit with K-3rd graders. I love reading my books to kids and I love hearing them laugh. In fact, I stole that part of my life and gave it to Josie in ANNOUNCING TROUBLE. She works at a bookstore and has a story time group. There might even be a mention of my picture book series, COOKIESAURUS REX. Look for it when you’re reading…I couldn’t resist putting it in.”
2. Are any of your novels based off of real life experiences?
“There’s a little bit of myself in every book I write. But usually the plots are complete imagination. For instance, my dad wasn’t a baseball player. (And in fact, my dad was awesome.) But I can relate to Josie’s need to be loved best—to know she’s most important. That’s something really personal to me and those are the things that are at the heart of my stories—and at the heart of me.”
3. What is your process for coming up with the certain story lines in your novels?
“I have the absolute worst process ever. I’ve tried to be organized. I’ve tried creating outlines and scene breakdowns and I’ve completely mapped out story lines before writing a word. And it never works. I end up losing interest or else the story doesn’t go where I tell it to go. Instead, I usually start with a character who has a problem. Different characters pop in my head and some go away and some stick. Josie stuck. I chose baseball because I like the sport, my son played, and it was summer and baseball was on TV. It’s hard to remember exactly how the idea came together, but I got this image of Josie going to a baseball game with her best friend. Josie knows baseball but she hates it. I start writing before I know anything and see what comes. Sometimes, it’s crap. Sometimes, it’s not. Once I have a few scenes written and I’m excited about the characters, then I stop and do all the outlining. My process works for me, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. There are lots of false starts and lots of wrong turns.”
4. What is your favorite type of story line to write about? Why?
“ANNOUNCING TROUBLE is my sixth novel and I think the story lines are all different, except that the characters are always overcoming some kind of problem and there’s always romance. Hmmm…now that I think about it there’s a kiss in every novel I’ve written, even the middle grades. I think I’m drawn to romance because it’s what I’ve always loved to read. It’s also the perfect escape. As much as I enjoy a good cry, I’m happiest with a book that leaves me hopeful and smiling. I hope that’s the kind of book I’ve written with ANOUNCING TROUBLE.”
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Spotlight on Amy Fellner Dominy
Amy Fellner Dominy is the award-winning author of books for teens, tweens and toddlers. An MFA playwright, Amy’s novels include The Fall of Grace; Die for You; A Matter of Heart; Audition & Subtraction; OyMG and the picture books series, Cookiesaurus Rex. Amy was recognized in 2017 by the Arizona Library Association with the Judy Goddard Award. Her novels have been recognized as Bank Street College of Education Best Book Selections, and OyMG is a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens. Amy lives in Phoenix with her husband and a puppy who is training them.
Stay in Touch with Amy Fellner Dominy
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