Meet the Author of BETWEEN TAKES, Alex Evansley!

Meet the fourth of four brilliant authors joining the Swoon Reads family, Alex Evansley! We couldn't get enough of her super fun contemporary about a young YA author who shares an amazing summer weekend with the lead actor of her novel's upcoming film adaptation. Between Takes made us so very happy, we knew we just had to help it out into the world!

What inspired you to write Between Takes?

Shameless wish fulfillment! I’ve always romanticized the idea of writing a book that gets turned into a movie, and I was thinking about it one time when I was driving to visit my parents. After an hour in the car and a mix CD from 2007, I already had a tentative outline for Between Takes.

What is your favorite moment in the book?

Weirdly enough, the airport scene about halfway through the story, and all the drama that follows. I think it’s my favorite because it’s what really sets the plot into motion (and also because when I was writing it, I knew where it was going to lead and I was excited to see what would come out of it).

Bennet's YA series is getting made into a movie... What YA book would YOU like to watch as a Big Budget Hollywood movie?

I think The Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo would be so cool to see on the big screen. And, I have to say Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, just because it’s my favorite YA book and I would probably cry if it ever became a movie.

Who would play your characters in a movie?

Oh, man. Casting characters is so tough! I’d have say Dylan O’Brien as Teddy, and I think Teresa Palmer probably comes closest to how I pictured Bennett. Zoe Kazan would play the perfect Emmy, and Jordan Doww would play a great Will. And then maybe Alexandra Daddario for Olivia and Chloe Bridges for Liz?

What makes you swoon?

Guys with good manners and a good sense of humor! There’s nothing better than some goofball who’s completely oblivious to how adorable he is. Gets me every time. 

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