Interview with Allyson Lindt, Author of The Layover

02 Feb 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Layover?

I have a contemporary book world with so many interconnected characters, and sometimes side characters just scream for their own book. That was Carly. She was the BFF who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and who was happily single, so of course I had to give her her own story.

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

Carly would be Raspberry Beret. Raul and Diego… anything sweet and tender and really sexy. Like Seal’s Kiss from a Rose.

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?

I’m just diving into Twilight Heist by Katherine McIntyre, and Good Girl Fail by Roni Loren. I’ve been looking forward to both for a while.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I think the fake wedding scene, where Raul and Diego’s little girl Ellie ‘marries’ her daddies to Carly in the old church they’re turning into a restaurant. It was so much fun and such an adorable scene.

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?

I always hope readers will remember my characters. That living my characters’ lives with them for the hours it took to read the book will leave the kind of impression on a reader that leaves them thinking for a long time when the book is over.


Allyson Lindt is the author of the new book The Layover

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