In honor of Going for Two’s release, I’m sharing some fun facts about the book and Queen of the League series.
With football playing such an important role in the Queen of the League series, I had to give Harper a favorite football team. I toyed with the notion of making her a Texans or even—God forbid—a Bears fan. But when it came down to it, I knew I couldn’t spend that much time pretending to like a team I didn’t like, even if it wasn’t only imaginary and for my art. So Harper became a Green Bay Packers fan like me. It ended up having some kind of fun results. Like, I made Harper a Wisconsin native. And I ended up giving her a back story of living in various places, many of them selected, because I knew they’d take her far away from her beloved team. Being a Packers fan also felt like a natural fit for her once she made her home in Nebraska. We don’t have a professional team here, and so people are pretty divided on their teams. We have a lot of Bears, Chiefs, Lions, and Vikings fans here. And of course there are a lot of us Packers fans, too. That actually made Lincoln, Nebraska, a good place to set the story. It’s a town without any clear allegiances for pro football, which meant the characters could all have different favorites too.
I hope you will check out the other facts—view a complete listing of locations and dates on my website, www.laurachapmanbooks.com—and the series.
Thank you to Samantha and the whole Chick Lit Plus team for featuring Going for Two—and me—today. Enjoy!
About the Book
Harper Duquaine is back for another season of fantasy football! This time she’s a year wiser and prepared to dominate the league. But while she finally seems to have her fantasy life in order, reality proves more challenging.
Her plans to peacefully play house with her boyfriend come to a halt when the high school suddenly names Brook its head football coach. The promotion comes with more responsibility on the field and less time at home. It also unexpectedly means more work for Harper, who already has her hands full helping a friend pull off the perfect proposal (while dodging questions about when she and Brook are going to get hitched already). Plus, a new development at work could leave her—and half of the fantasy league—jobless.
With the complications of her career and being “Mrs. Coach” adding up, Harper wonders if she’s committed to the life she’s already building or if there is something else out there.
About the Author
Laura Chapman is the author of Going for Two, First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work also appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and the holiday collection All I Want For Christmas from Marching Ink. She loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura makes her home in Nebraska, where she is penning her next novel.