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Solving For Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans Blog Tour Stop

Hi! I'm so happy to have the chance to feature Leigh Ann Kopans, the author of Solving For Ex, on the blog today. I'm currently reading Solving 
For Ex and loving it so far! :) Here's the interview: 

Which Jane Austen novel is your all time favorite?

Mansfield Park, which is why I wanted so badly to write a retelling! Though Sense and Sensibility is a close second. 

Was Solving For Ex easier or harder to write than your previous two books?

It was easier in a way, and harder in a way.  Easier because I already knew the basic plot – some key things that had to happen, some essential traits of characters,  how it had to end – but harder because I had to figure out how to re-mold the story to be palatable for a contemporary audience.

Are there any other YA genres that you’d like to eventually write in? 

For now,  I’m pretty comfortable in sci-fi and romance, though I could see myself exploring the mystery genre someday. 

How long did it take you to write Solving For Ex?

The draft took about seven weeks, and I spent another few weeks on revisions and edits. Probably three months, total. 

What advice would you give to aspiring authors? 

It sounds so cliché and awful, but just keep going. Write more and more and more, read as much as you can for pleasure and for critique. Keep working, and eventually you’ll hit the sweet spot when you KNOW your work is good. 

What do you like to do when you’re not reading or writing? 

I’m a fairly solitary person, so quiet walks with my favorite music, or watching TV or movies, are big favorites. I even like long, quiet drives, as long as I’m driving (I get carsick.)

Quick Questions:

Action or Comedy? Action. I think comedy can get too slapstick and my face hurts from trying to laugh too much. 

Dystopian or Sci-Fi? Sci-Fi! Constant imminent danger feels exhausting. 

Chocolate or Vanilla?  CHOCOLATE.

Hawaii or New York? Right now? Hawaii. It’s so freaking cold.

Solving for Ex1 crush on your best friend +
1 gorgeous, scheming new girl +
1 Mathletics competition =
1 big mess


Ashley Price doesn’t have much in life after being bullied so hard she had to leave her old school to live with her aunt and uncle in Pittsburgh. But the camera she borrowed from her best friend and secret crush Brendan, and her off the charts math abilities, make things a lot more bearable. Plus, since Brendan is the captain, making the school Mathletes team should be easy. 

But when gorgeous new girl Sofia rolls in and steals Brendan, Ashley's place on the team, and her fragile foothold on the Mansfield Park Prep social totem pole, it’s on. Sofia is everything Ashley left her old school to escape. The only thing Ashley didn’t count on is Sofia’s sexy twin brother Vincent.

Vincent is not only the hottest boy in school, he’s charming, sweet, and he’s got his eye on Ashley. He’s also not taking no for an answer. There's no real reason Ashley shouldn't like Vincent, but with the
battle lines being drawn between her and Sofia, Ashley’s not sure which side he’s on. Or which side she wants him to be on.

She does know Sofia is trouble with a capital T, and she’s determined to make Brendan see it.

SOLVING FOR EX is a YA contemporary romance that remixes Mansfield Park as Clueless meets Mean Girls in a crazy mix of high school society, mathletic competition, and teenage romance.
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  1. Thanks for sharing, and nice interview! I've only ever read one Jane Austen novel and that was Persuasion.

  2. This book sounds good! Loved your interview!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Love this interview! I agree about the dystopian thing. Sometimes it gets to intense and it tires me out.

    Bethzaida @ Bookittyblog


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