Monday Funday with author Leigh Ann Kopans

It’s Monday lovelies! Boooooo. But have no fear, Tawney twin is hear today to spread a little fun.

dancing groot

Today we have author Leigh Ann Kopans answering our Monday Funday questions. First let’s get a little introduction to Leigh Ann, who we just adore!


Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Solving for Ex was born of her love for Jane Austen’s classics, and how they taught her that love stories could be funny and wickedly smart. Leigh Ann, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her obsessing over the latest superhero movie or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again.)

Here are her books!

Final ONE cover    TWO   solving for ex      First


Thank you Leigh Ann for joining us. Let the games begin!



1. Your series ONE and TWO deal with kids who have powers. Like Xmen what authors would you have as part of your superhero team and what powers would they have? Including your own!

 I’d have Suzanne Collins, for instilling theme and symbolism deep into every part of every story; Kristin Cashore, for her breathtaking descriptions; and Stephanie Perkins, for her heart-wrenching relationship arcs.

Those are great authors and they do have such powers of writing!

2. Sofia travels to a first world village in your new book. Is there a first world country you would go to and volunteer your time?

 She goes to a third world country, LOL! (And actually I learned the politically correct term is “developing country.”) Honestly, it would be really difficult to get me to go to a third world country, but I think if I did I would have to be enticed by either the weather or the food!

Oops I meant third world but now will call it developing country!

3. If your teen years was a YA book, what would you be like as a teen?

wrinkle in time

Oh, my gosh. I was Meg Murry (From Madeleine L’Engle‘s A Wrinkle in Time) when I was a kid. Awkward looking, socially awkward, awkwardly smart, frustrated by it all. Poor kid me.

Aww! I think a lot of our teen selves were awkward. I know Kristen and I weren’t the Sweet Valley twins as teens! We were more Fred and George Weasley.

sweet valley       weasley


4. If you could write your next book with any other author who would it be?


I really think it would be Suzanne Collins. She writes such great action, and knows how to amp up the danger in her plots, something I really struggle with.


5. Tell us something funny that has happened to you, very embarrassing or scandalous! 🙂

Well, we were doing hip thrusters in my kickboxing class this morning and I made a sex joke and none of the other suburban ladies thought it was funny. Does that count?

what Oh yes it does! I hate when that happens! It’s so embarrassing with the silence that follows.


First World Problems was just released and to celebrate we’re giving away the ebooks of Solving for Ex and First World Problems. To enter just comment below on what developing country you would like to visit and how you would like to help!

Thank you so much Leigh Ann for joining us today and answering our silly questions.

Until next time.


Love Tawney Twin


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