Friday, March 28, 2014

The Writer's View: Allyson Lindt


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A Day with Allyson Lindt


To the outside world, my day is social media. Random happy snippets on Twitter and Facebook, and all sorts of wittiness (at least, in my head that’s how the rest of the world views my day, and that belief makes me happy.)

But I’m a pretty serious cubicle dweller, through and through. I work in an office, I’m surrounded by similar-minded geeks, and we sit about two rows over from human resources. Which, I’ll be honest, has probably gotten us in trouble on more than one occasion.

The day starts simple enough. I’m the first person in the office, at least in this part of the office, and I’m rarely without my coffee. (It’s how my coworkers know I’m in, even if I’m not at my desk. The coffee precedes me.)

I get a lot of work done when it’s quiet. And really, that’s the boring bit. I program databases, and the least technical way to put that is I make the software do things automatically that it would normally require a person to do manually.

But then the other people start rolling in. It’s time to touch base, make sure everyone is on track with the deadlines for the day, and pay homage to our team mascot, Loki (who sits on my desk. I’m the keeper of the God of Mischief, in case you ever wanted an in).

In the midst of these conversations, it’s almost guaranteed that one or more of the following will happen:

- Jokes will fly about how thinking logically will only get us in trouble.
- Obscure references will be tossed around, and imaginary cool points (which I have yet to figure out how to trade in for neat and valuable prizes) will be awarded to anyone who ‘gets it’ (I tend to. I’m that kind of geeky).
- Loki will be buried in the Kleenex box for getting arrogant and causing too much mischief while we were away.

The good days are when at least one of us is a little punch-drunk with exhaustion, and/or we get to repeat the process a couple of times during the day (on those rare occasions we have time).

And that’s what it’s like to follow me around the office for the day. Now I’m curious, what’s your favorite—or least favorite—part of your day?

About the Author:
Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.

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Riley tends to fall hard and fast for the guys she dates, and it never ends with the wedding bells she expects. Tired of the heartbreak and unsure if she even knows what love is, she swears off unreliable things like dating and trying to find that elusive happily-ever-after spark. Focusing on her art seems like the perfect distraction, except she’s missing the physical side of being half a couple. Fortunately, her best friend, Zane, is happy to model for her drawings and tie her up in the bedroom with no expectations.

Zane’s granddad raised him with the belief that people who bring joy to the world should be protected at all costs. For Zane, his best friend Riley is one of those people, and he definitely doesn't mind when making her happy involves helping her pursue her creative dream and some sport sex with a hint of kink. They can have fun, and he can keep her from falling for the next idiot who comes along while she searches for her Prince Charming.

Regardless of her resolution, as things heat up between them, Riley finds herself falling again. She needs to decide if she’s in love with the idea of being in love, or if—despite Zane’s insistence that she deserves someone better—what she feels for him is the real thing. If she can’t learn to trust her heart and convince Zane he’s exactly what she needs, it will obliterate a lifelong friendship.

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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Allyson Lindt said...

Thanks for hosting me today!

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Omg, what a way to wake up Allyson! You had me rotfl at "To the outside world, my day is social media. Random happy snippets on Twitter and Facebook, and all sorts of wittiness"
This is so me, only it really is true. Some years ago I became borderline agoraphobic and I actually prefer the people I meet online to those I meet at Walmart, because, well, who can be happy at Walmart? Sad to say, I think we must all visit there at one time or another~ what's that mean about our culture hmmm? If Walmart delivered toilet paper, Olay soap and Colgate I'd probably never venture inside again lol. Suffice to say, any time I visit a Stepford conglomerate is my least favorite time of the day. My favorite time is my morning phone call from my granddaughter... she rocks my world.

Have a great weekend~

ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

Rita said...

Thank you for the peek into your day.
My favorite time of day is the morning. I love to see the sun come up.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Kate Larkindale said...

My work days are never predictable. When you work in customer service, you never know what's coming next! I hate having to discipline staff the most. It's really sucky to have to tell someone they're not doing their job right.

Allyson Lindt said...

Elise-Maria, I'm exactly the same way. I have a bit of social anxiety, and on top of that, I tend to prefer the people I meet online. Also, I lol'ed at Stepford Conglomerate :D

Rita, I love morning. It's quiet, and peaceful, and I agree, a sunrise is a gorgeous thing.

Kate, I think I'd get bored if work was too predictable, and I completely agree about disciplining staff. It's one of the reasons I made a bad manager. I hated to tell people "No, you did something wrong."

MomJane said...

This book sounds great. You sound so busy at the office, when do you find time to write.

MomJane said...

My favorite part of the day is when I settle in at night to watch my favorite shows before falling asleep.

Allyson Lindt said...

MomJane-Time is always tough to come by, but it's another reason I love mornings. However, my favorite way to unwind at night before I fall asleep is with my favorite TV shows, so I'm right there with you :D