Welcome Author of: Playing by Her Rules - Amy Andrews

Amy Andrews

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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.  Why?

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…

Matty:  Margot Robbie

Tanner:  Parker Hurley
Amy:  Actually if you got to my Pinterest page you’ll see who I had in mind when I was writing Tanner and Matilda.


Matty:  https://au.pinterest.com/pin/446067538072446438/

Tanner:  https://au.pinterest.com/pin/446067538073208718/
Rad-Reader:  What song out now best describes your book or the emotions of your characters?

"Just a Friend to You" - Meghan Trainor
Tanner's thoughts about Matty


"Mr. Almost" - Meghan Trainor (ft. Shy Carter)
For the guys Matty during those 8 years.

 Amy:  I actually had You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This by Toby Keith in my head when I was writing the book!

Rad-Reader:  What is your next project and when is it coming out?

Amy:  Playing It Cool (Dex’s book) is out on 12th September!
Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers buy your books?

Amy:   My books are available across all major e-tailers!
Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you on the Web?

Amy:  I’m everywhere! ;)
FB - https://www.facebook.com/AmyAndrewsAuthor/ (come and like me!)
Twitter - https://twitter.com/AmyAndrewsbooks (come and follow me!)
(follow me here too ;) )

     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.


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