Interview with Allyson Lindt, Author of Matchmaking in Progress

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What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Matchmaking in Progress?

I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of someone matchmaking two of her closest friends, but falling in love with both of them at the same time. Kind of an added love interest to a matchmaking kind of story. Even better, Sonya is a writer, and it was fun exploring the perspective from someone who creates in a similar way as I do.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Matchmaking in Progress, what would they be?

Quentin’s song would be Scars by Stone Sour, Jeremy’s would be Falling to Pieces by Faith No More, and Sonya’s would be Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails.

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?

Neon Gods by Katee Robert and Fierce at Heart by Zoe York. Two of my absolute favorite authors!

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

There’s a scene in the middle of the book where a lot of the characters are joking after several very long days of work. I got to bring in characters from other books in the series. Everyone is so tired they’re acting silly, and the banter is some of my favorite I’ve written in any book.

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

My cats sit on my lap while I write, but that’s because of them, not me, lol. But, I really love to get a big cup of coffee, a quiet table at a cafe (so much harder during Covid), and to plug in my headphones and just write.

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.


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