May 7, 2015

A Matter of Heart Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy! Today I have a fun guest post by the author to share with you - and don't forget to enter the tour wide giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.

A Matter of Heart
Author: Amy Fellner Dominy
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte


Readers will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girl's Olympic swimming dreams and the struggles she endures before realizing there are many things that define who we are.

Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that's defined her entire life.


For someone whose job requires imagination, I’m surprisingly terrible at coming up with good Halloween costumes. Usually, this is only a problem once a year but it became a bigger problem while I was working on A Matter of Heart. In the book, all the characters meet up at the biggest party of the year, which just happens to be—you guessed it—a Halloween costume party.

So, I needed costumes for everyone. All I knew was that Abby and Jen couldn’t agree. Connor was keeping his costume a surprise and Alec, well, is Alec the type of guy who would dress up?

What did they wear…and were they awesome costumes? I’ll let you decide. But in the meantime, here is my top five.


EASIEST COSTUME I’VE EVER WORN: SMARTYPANTS - Pin Smarties candies to a pair of pants and voila!


BEST IDEA TAKEN FROM CURRENT NEWS: NBC news anchor Brian Williams—wearing a kid’s helicopter beanie hat. (He’s the guy who lied and said he was on a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq.)



BEST ORIGINAL IDEA (And what I’m going to wear this year!)
Make a sign to wear that says this:

Five gallon bucket
Water bucket
Lunch bucket
Sand bucket
Wooden bucket
Bucket seat
Bucket of dreams
And that’s it—you’re A BUCKET LIST!  :)

I admit, those are mostly lame. How about you? Any great costumes you’ve made or ideas you have? (In case, you know, I need to steal them for my next book.)  :) 
Amy Fellner Dominy worked as a copywriter in the advertising business before leaving to earn her MFA in playwriting. Her plays for adults and children have been staged in various cities around the country. Amy's novels for teens include OyMG (Walker, 2011) and AUDITION & SUBTRACTION (Walker, 2012.) Amy's next book is a contemporary YA coming Spring, 2015 from Random House. It's called A MATTER OF HEART.



Prize: Win (1) of (3) autographed copies of A MATTER OF HEART by Amy Fellner Dominy (US Only)


1 comment:

  1. I actually like the bucket list idea! ;) This year I'm determined to dress up like Clippy (do you remember the annoying paperclip which was suppose to help you on Word?)! BTW, I can't wait to read this book, being a swimmer myself, I think I can relate!

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