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Welcome Author of: Playing by Her Rules - Amy Andrews
Rad-Reader: Why this story of two long lost sweethearts
that are lost to love due to a bad mistake?
Amy: Why did I chose to tell this story? My editor and I were brainstorming a bunch of different plots and Tanner and Matilda and their second chance romance kind of just sprang from that.
Rad-Reader: Why do you have Tanner pick Jessica when he
knew that she and Matty had such a dislike for each other?
Amy: Tanner picked Jessica for that precise reason. Because he knew Matilda would be even more outraged at Tanner’s choice. He was young and dumb and trying to do the right thing for the right reasons and screwed up big time.
Rad-Reader: Matty was hurt but wouldn’t admit that or the
anger that she was feeling to anyone.
Was she mad at Tanner, the situation, or his actions?
Amy: She was mad at Tanner *and* his actions.
Rad-Reader: Do you think it had anything to do with being
left behind by her parents that Matty couldn’t voice her needs?
Amy: No, I really don’t think so. She was just a teenager and they often feel betrayals the deepest and don’t often think things through logically. All those hormones ;)
Rad-Reader: Tanner really thought she could just move
on? Yet, he had hoped she didn’t
right? But did he?
Amy: Tanner had mentally walled Matilda off as *the past*. He’d thought he’d moved on and I guess he had to a degree but he’d never really given his heart to anyone else like he had to Matilda so no...deep down in his secret places he still held a flame for her.
Rad-Reader: When he got picked up why didn’t he go to her
and tell her before the hurt had a time to fester and take root?
Amy: Because he knew he’d hurt her so he didn’t think he deserved another chance with her. It was his punishment, I guess. And he really believed she’d move on. And she did. But seeing him again brought back a lot of their unresolved issues.
Rad-Reader: Tanner was a player as reported or was that
just for show?
Amy: Tanner has enjoyed the fruits of his sporting success but he’s a decent guy and after screwing up with Tilly so bad he’s a lot more careful with hearts.
Rad-Reader: He followed her and checked up on her why
didn’t he help her out more not to struggle?
Amy: He read her newspaper column every day – that was it. To all intents and purposes she wasn’t *struggling*. She had commitment and trust issues but she was still getting on with her life.
Rad-Reader: Matty wanted to be mean with her article but
she couldn’t. Why do you think?
Amy: Because she had to walk a fine line between revenge and being professional. It had to be subtle. But then she quickly realises that Tanner’s still a pretty great guy and her heart isn’t in it any longer.
Rad-Reader: Matty was a loner right? No boyfriend to speak of. Lovers few.
Amy: She’s had boyfriends and lovers since Tanner but she found it hard to really trust, to make that commitment to one man. It’s not really until Tanner’s back in her life that she realises it's because of him.
Rad-Reader: Did you know you had a whole series in you
from the very first book? How many books
in this series?
Amy: Yes. I knew it was going to be a series when I was writing the first book but I didn’t know how many until the other team members became more fleshed out as I wrote. That’s when I knew I had 8 stories.
Rad-Reader: How long did it take to write this book?
Amy: About six weeks.
Rad-Reader: How did your friends and family respond to
your success as a writer? Have you
always known you wanted to be a writer?
Amy: No. I never wanted to be a writer. I’d always been very good at that kind of thing but to be honest, I never really considered that *writer* was an actual job! J I wrote my first book when I was 22 – that’s when I knew I wanted to be a writer even though it took me another 12 years to get published! My family and friends have been extremely supportive of my career. They’re very proud!
Rad-Reader: If your book was made into a movie who would
you want to play…
I cannot thank you enough for agreeing to
do an interview with us. You answered
our letter very quickly and you did the questions in a timely manner and that
was just great. It helps that I can get
it all ready in advance of the interview and with your book being such fun to
read it made this the icing on the cake.
Come by and visit anytime and let us know how you are doing. Thanks again and yes you did not get away
fast enough you are now a 1 Rad-Reader Misfit.