[AUTHOR INTERVIEW] Interview with R.S. Grey, author of “Scoring Wilder”

I had the opportunity to interview R.S. Grey about her book “Scoring Wilder”!!

COURTNEY: What inspired you to write “Scoring Wilder,” and how long did it take you to write the first draft?

I used to walk my dog around a high school in South Austin. Every day, I’d pay a girls soccer team as they practiced on the field and the idea sprang from there. I also happen to think professional soccer players make very good book boyfriends, haha!

I can’t actually remember how long it took me to write the first draft, but I do remember writing very fast. This book came so easily to me. For the first time, I really allowed my humor to shine through in my writing.

COURTNEY: Which character changed the most from the first draft to the finished copy?

Tara! I think I made her more and more evil with each draft, hah!

COURTNEY: If “Scoring Wilder” were to be adapted into a movie, who would be your fan cast?

I need there to be a younger American version of David Beckham because he was truly who I had in mind for Liam! 

COURTNEY: Have you considered writing another book revolving around Kinsley and Liam, or Becca and Penn?

I have thought about it, but for now, I’m happy with how things end at the end of THE SUMMER GAMES: SETTLING THE SCORE! Their story feels finished to me.

COURTNEY:  Which scene was the hardest for you to write? (Or what about the book in general was hardest for you to write, if that’s easier to answer.)

The initial scenes where I was flexing my romantic comedy muscles were hard for me. I was still nervous about whether or not fans would think the story was funny. There were a lot of times where I wanted to erase something or take it out because I didn’t think people would get it. 

COURTNEY: Was there a scene that you absolutely loved that you had to end up cutting from the final draft?  If so, can you tell me anything about it?

Hmm, I can’t really remember if anything got scrapped. I think pretty much everything from the first draft made it into the final manuscript.

COURTNEY: It seems like new adult/college-aged books aren’t given as much of a market by publishers as adult or teen books. Why do you think that is?

I think there’s a strong foothold for new adult romance in today’s market and I think publishers have come around to that idea over the last few years. 

Have you read any of R.S. Grey’s books? Read my review of “Scoring Wilder” and check out my playlist! More R.S. Grey reviews coming in the next few months! 🙂

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