I interviewed Anne-Marie Meyer about her book “Rule #1: You Can’t Date The Coach’s Daughter”!!
You can read my review and check out my playlist too!
COURTNEY: What inspired you to write “Rule #1: You Can’t Date The Coach’s Daughter” and how long it take you to write the first draft?
I watched Kissing Booth and that reignited my LOVE for YA romances. Seriously, they are my favorite things to write. I wrote the first draft in about 2 weeks, that’s how fast it came out of me.
COURTNEY: Which character changed the most from the first draft to the finished copy?
I would say Tyson. I was waffling between writing part of the story through his POV but in the end I liked the bit of mystery that my story had with only Tiny’s POV.
COURTNEY: If “Rule #1” were to be adapted into a movie, who would be your fan cast for the characters?
Oh my gosh, I’m old. I don’t know who the hot actors are. I would say Hugh Jackman or Chris Hemsworth but they are a bit too old. If anyone wants to send me who they think would fit the characters, I’d love to see!
COURTNEY: Do we see the characters from “Rule #1” pop up in any other “Rule” books.
Sadly, they are all standalone books that don’t cross over to any other books. But, that doesn’t mean I won’t do spinoffs in the future.
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.)
I would say the Disneyland scene. I struggle with writing places I’ve never been. Thankfully, YouTube is amazing.
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?
Really, I keep most of what I write. I don’t think there was any part that I cut. And I love all my scenes so even if I had to, I’d find a way to keep it.
COURTNEY: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
It’s so important in this world to have clean YA romances. I love that moms and daughters alike can enjoy them. That’s what I set out to write. I also wanted to give those girls who are struggling through divorce and parents that aren’t perfect a story that shows, you are strong and you can get through it.
What’s your favorite clean YA romance?