Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy Blog Tour with Giveaway :)

Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: August 5, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

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.

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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. To learn more, visit or find her on Facebook at amyfellnerdominyauthor and Instagram at @amydominy.

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How did you come up with the title? 
I love coming up with titles! How can I play with the words? Are there are double meanings? I always start with a working title and then I brainstorm ideas as I’m working on the book. This book was called Sports Announcer Girl Book—not exactly catchy. Early ideas were things like THE GAMES BETWEEN US and LOVE ON AIR. But when I came up with ANNOUNCING TROUBLE I really liked it because you can think of it as someone announcing that trouble is coming. But also that Josie has announcing trouble—she’s got to announce these games with Garrett.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 
Mostly, I hope readers fall in love with these characters.  I’m sure that there’s a message, but all the characters in the story are grappling with what to do after high school. Do you follow a dream? Or do you take the practical road? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer and I hope that comes through in the book—especially in Mai’s valedictorian speech.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? 
Hands down, it would have to be Judy Blume. I discovered her books in middle school and they were about girls like me going through the same things I was going through. In my house, we didn’t talk about girl stuff so I learned about puberty, periods, and sex from Judy Blume. I think those books are why I like to write contemporary stories, too.

What are your current projects? 
One of my favourite characters in ANNOUNCING TROUBLE is Josie’s best friend, Mai. She has a completely inappropriate crush on another ballplayer, Anthony, that wasn’t meant to go anywhere. A crush that Mai refused to let go anywhere. But there was something between those two and I wanted to figure out what it was. So I did—and yep, there was definitely something there! I just finished Mai and Anthony’s story. It’s called TWO WEEK FLING and I hope it’s going to be my next book with Entangled Crush.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. 
I always say writing is a lonely job but not one you can do alone. I have amazing critique partners who read pages for me and talk me down when I want to burn my manuscripts. For anyone out there interested in writing, I recommend finding a support group the way I have.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? 
One of my favourite romance authors is Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I love how she mixes humor with emotion. Her characters keep me laughing but there’s always deeper issues and vulnerabilities they’re working through. I love that about her books!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 
There are so many stories to read (and so little time) that it says a lot when you pick up mine. I want you to know how much I appreciate it, and that I work really hard to be sure you won’t regret it. 

What genre do you consider your book(s)? 
ANNOUNCING TROUBLE is a contemporary romance with a mix of humor and heart.
Do you ever experience writer's block? 
For sure! But when I’m stuck in a book it’s usually because I don’t have enough conflict—I’m not sure what happens next. So to get myself “unblocked” I’ll think of something horrible I can do to my character. 

Do you write an outline before every book you write? 
I wish! I’ve tried writing outlines but that doesn’t work for me. Instead, I write first and after I’ve got a few chapters I’ll go back and outline. It’s a crazy process and not one I recommend.

Have you ever hated something you wrote? 
On a daily basis. I’ve had to give up on the idea of being perfect.

While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
All the time! I think that’s why I like writing in first person. I’m in the character’s head that way and I see scenes unfolding as if I’m in a movie.

What are your expectations for the book?
I hope that readers will love these characters as much as I do. You can’t spend a year with people living in your head and not care about them and not want them to be well received.
Thanks so much for hosting me here!


Giveaway Details:
  • Signed Paperback Copy of ANNOUNCING TROUBLE by Amy Fellner Dominy


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