Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager / #Interview #BookBirthdayBlitz @rararesources @KrystenLindsay


Emme starts dating a popular high school student who happens to be from a famous political family. It seems like everyone at school either wants to be Brendon Agretti or date him. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture-perfect ex seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend dumped her and her whole world is off kilter with her grandparents’ health issues. Life suddenly seems easier pushing Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.




– When and where do you prefer to write?

I’m a night owl and I need peace and quiet to write, so I write in the very late evening/early morning.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

I make a playlist for every book I work on and listen to that music regularly. I frequently drive my husband nuts playing the same song over and over again.

– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?

Frozen chocolate dipped bananas on a stick and cups of tea get me through.

– What is your favourite book?

The Bell Jar, The Great Gatsby and Goodbye Glamour Girl

– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

Yes, I’ve already genre hopped from YA to middle grade and now I’m working on New Adult and rom-coms.

– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

I do character composites usually where I take bits and pieces and create my own characters.

– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

Yes! I even have notebooks stashed around the house for this as well as in my bags.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I don’t really read sci-fi, but I don’t have a genre I don’t like.

– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

Right now, I’m not sure, but in history, Edith Wharton or F. Scott Fitzgerald

– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

Right now, it would be Poland because some of my great-grandparents were from there. Also, Croatia.

Thank you, Krysten Lindsay Hager and Rachel’s Random Resources


About the Author 

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of the young adult Cecily Taylor Series, the young adult Star Series, Dating the It Guy, and the preteen Landry’s True Colors Series.

Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for children/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Best Friends…Forever? is a 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Children – Preteen genre. Landry in Like is a Literary Classics Gold Medal recipient and a 2020 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner. She received her BA in English and master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton.


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