Interview with Allyson Lindt, Author of Nerd Girl

12 Dec 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Nerd Girl?

I love the trope of a billionaire coming to a small town to take over a local business, but he falls for the heroine, and the town, and stays. I wanted to put a twist on things though. I asked myself what if that happened, but her childhood best friend was already in love with her as well?

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Nerd Girl, what would they be?

I feel like Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood, and Body Talks by the Struts are the perfect contrast of songs for this book and these two characters. The story, and Evie, Gage, and Sawyer, really run the gamut between those two feelings.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love so many genres, but my absolute favorites are contemporary anything–romance, fiction, fantasy–and urban fantasy. I love to write the same things I love to read, though I probably read a lot more urban fantasy than I write.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

The Wishing Game by Meg Schaffer.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The opening scenes, with Evie and Gage, were a lot of fun to write. This was one of those books that just flowed out, and those scenes set the tone for the entire story.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I really like to go to coffee shops to write. I have a few that I rotate through, and I prefer to be there early in the morning. A large coffee and a blueberry muffin and I’m set for words for a few hours.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Always be willing to adapt.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

It’s not always easy to figure out who we are and where we belong, but when we do, it’s worth it.


Allyson Lindt is the author of the new book Nerd Girl

Connect with Allyson Lindt

Author Site



Buy The Book

B0CGCNCCP7 cover image

Buy The Book

Sign up for our email and we’ll send you the best new books in your favorite genres weekly.