May 5, 2020

Blog Tour: How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy – Interview

Hello Readers! Welcome to our stop during the blog tour for

How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy

presented by Entangled Teen!

We have Amy on the blog for a quick Q&A today.

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Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.
Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.
Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.
Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).
Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).
It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?

How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: May 4, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thanks for having me! I love to talk books and romance and I’m especially excited to share the inside scoop of my brand new book baby, HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH.

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Mai and Anthony agree on one thing: they’re completely wrong for each other. So how to crush their crushes? A two-week fling. Secret dates to get over each other. What can go wrong?

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

Mai first came to me in Announcing Trouble. She’s a character who’s always so sensible and yet she’s crushing on a baseball player, Anthony. So not sensible! That’s the catalyst for Josie’s story in the first book, but I couldn’t stop thinking about Mai and Anthony. I wanted to see them together—even after they broke it off in Announcing Trouble. That was the inspiration for HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH.  

Tell us about the main character(s).

Mai is smart, ambitious and focused on her future. Her life is planned out and she doesn’t take a step out of line.

Anthony is the opposite. Since his dad died, he doesn’t want to look ahead or think about the future.

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

There are so many!

Here’s a small excerpt that I love because it captures both the fun of Mai and Anthony together as well as the attraction.

“You’re wearing an extremely sexy shade of beige today.”

“Quiet.” She checks the trail again. “And it’s not beige. It’s fawn.” She looks down. “Or maybe oatmeal.”

“You can’t wear oatmeal and not expect to make me wild.”

She loses hold of her grin. “Stop being in such a good mood.”

“Can’t help it. I’m having a fling with this girl.”

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

One difficult part was Mai coming to terms with her adoptive parents and the fear of disappointing them—that they might not want her if she isn’t perfect. I grew up in a blended family with a stepparent and I guess I had those worries, too.  Stuff that hits close to home is always hardest for me to write.

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I’ve just started a new YA romance and I’m really excited about it. This one takes place in the world of football and I’ve always been a fan. With all the worry about Covid-19, it’s been so much fun to lose myself in these new characters!  

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thanks for the welcome! Stay safe everyone…and stay sane. Oh, and for more updates along with excerpts and giveaways, sign up for my monthly newsletter HERE.

And happy reading!!

Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Titles for Entangled include Announcing Trouble and the companion novel, How to Quit Your Crush. Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a puppy who is training them. Visit Amy online at or follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @amydominy.

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1 Comment

  1. Ethan

    Oh this sounds like a really cute one! I love that the author is able to use her writing as an escape from the current situation. Another reminder of the power of books!

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