I am super ecstatic to have, Kyra Lennon, author of Game On here on the blog today.
She is one of the most supportive writer/blogger people out there. And I’m so glad I get to return the favor and let you know about her awesomely fun book Game On! I fell in love with the characters during A to Z challenge which I’m sure most of you did as well.
First, how did you come up with this idea?
You know how J.K Rowling says that Harry Potter walked, fully formed into her head? That’s what Radleigh did to me, and he wouldn’t shut up until I wrote him into a book! Basically, everything stemmed from him in the beginning, but as I began to work out what Leah was all about, the twists and turns began to come in to play. The soccer theme came because I really liked the idea of the fame side of things, and soccer seemed like something I knew enough about to work with lol!
Have you ever worked with a football (soccer) team? Or in Leah’s professional at all?
Nope, never! I had a friend who wanted to be a physiotherapist when we were younger, and I learned some very weird muscle names, but I had to research every aspect of Leah’s job to write Game On. It astonished me how, just for the tiniest injury, I had to learn so much just to make sure Leah treated the injuries absolutely correctly. I’ve never worked with a soccer team, either. But I do love the game!
**Mild Spoiler** Now, it’s no secret that I actually ended up with a bit of a crush on someone other than Radleigh. *Cough* Miguel. ;0) Was there ever another hunky guy Leah could have ended up with?
Haha, throughout the story, Leah often mentions one of the team members named Bryce Warren. If he wasn’t married, and McCoy hadn’t completely blurred her vision, I always thought that she could have had a thing with him.
Do you think Radleigh is misunderstood? Or is he really a player who is hard to work with. Leah never makes excuses for him and he never really makes any for himself.
I don’t think he’s misunderstood. He’s pretty upfront about who he is, and he is hard to work with. That ego is not a front to cover up for any major insecurities, he knows who he is and what he wants. That said, there is a person underneath the ego, but I definitely wouldn’t describe him as misunderstood.
Which leads me to my next question. In real life do you go for the sweet and cuddly or the bad boy like Radleigh?
Ohh, good question! I do like the sweet and cuddly guys, but there is just something about a bad boy that is hard to resist. I like those very rare men who manage to be the perfect mix of sweet, but a little bit bad!
Last question. (I already know the answer but I thought all of you might want to know too.) Who will we here from next from Leah’s world?
Jesse Shaw! He was a surprise to me for many reasons. I was shocked by how popular he was during the A-Z challenge, and I decided that he would be a good person to go to to tell the next story. Another reason he was a surprise is that he was not in the original story. I wrote him in because I didn’t feel like there was enough interaction with soccer players, and he turned out to be very well liked. So, the next book follows him to London off-season, where he takes a potentially life-changing vacation. :D
Thanks for the great questions, Jenny! I had fun with them!