Lindsay Hall was born in Ohio and has lived in Switzerland, New
York City, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island,
New York. Her “checkered career” has included stints as a New York
City public school teacher, a cigarette girl at the Copacabana, a text-
book editor, and a deputy to the Governor of New York. Ms. Hall
and her husband currently live in Virginia, but they met, married, and
lived for a number of years on Long Island, the setting for all of her
romance novels so far.
Interview With Lindsay
The following author interview has been posted on Fascinating Authors for which I also recorded an audio of me
reading aloud and excerpt from Jan’s Excellent Romance: Applesauce and Andy. To hear an audio of me reading
Interview with Romance Novelist Lindsay Hall about her new book, Jan’s Excellent Romance:
Applesauce and Andy
Q. What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it?
A. It’s fun. My character, Jan, makes me laugh, and so do all the characters who come to her café.
Q. How long did the book take you from start to finish?
A. Not long. This one seemed almost to write itself—in about 3 months. An earlier book I wrote
took 3 years.
Q. What aspect of writing the book did you find particularly challenging?
A. The parallel time lines for half a dozen characters. Their dilemmas and romances were all
happening at once, and I had to work out what happened to whom when—to keep all the plates
(plots) spinning and bring them neatly to a conclusion at the end of the book.