As a nerdy fangirl, Lin Lustig’s tenacious nature and love of Disney villains has made her a heroic villain who seeks to support reader well-being through worlds of fierce love, magical adventures, and overdue reveling—so we can all celebrate the hidden parts of ourselves while enjoying a lush reading experience.
Lin hails from the Pacific Northwest, but has lived in several states ranging from California to Virginia. She took up writing years ago, but her high expectations kept her working towards books that reflect her personal level of excellence and she will always be learning and leveling up!
Her life as a fandom obsessed nerd girl gives her a great appreciation for all things magical, especially since her first fandom was Sailor Moon💜. However, that was only the beginning to a life long need to binge excellent content no matter the form.
Name: Lin Lustig
Hair Color: Purple (originally light brown)
Height: 5' 7"
Eye Color: Tree-ring brown
Appearance notes: Curvy and fit, but with a soft cuddly coating.
Style notes: Eclectic with lots of purple, gray, and black. Minimal jewelry and makeup.
Tattoos: Colorful designs on thigh and ribs. Hidden white Mickey on hand.
External Goal: Best-selling author.
Internal Goal: To be celebrated for my personal brand of weirdness.
External Motivator: Paychecks—girl gotta live.
Internal Motivator: Connect with other misfits like me.
Obsessions: TV series (Sailor Moon, Lucifer, Fruits Basket, Buffy, The Last Airbender), book series (Charley Davidson, Mercy Thompson, Carry On, Cat and Bones, Harry Potter). Triple ginger cookies. Chai. Fluffy pets.
Character Arc Notes
Beginning: Sheltered and kind, Lin grew up seeing magic in everything around her. She'd play outside for hours singing songs about the wonders she saw.
Middle: After graduating college, Lin married and traveled the country, but a severe car crash left her riddled with PTSD and what was once a sense of wonder turned to terror.
End(?): Years of healing have left Lin ready to battle any force that threatens her sense of magic and wonder. To protect the sparks of light she's found, she's not afraid to whip out her wicked laugh and crush her enemies. However, her Hufflepuff nature has manifested in a shield of kindness, and it is only in dire moments that the Evil Queen emerges.
Hobbies and Quirks
Lin is a nerdy storyteller to the core. She originally trained in film production, then studied writing when life led her away from Hollywood. She fell in love with love, and writes magical stories of falling in love to the backdrop of world-altering plots. Her struggle to balance the light and dark within her has given her a sharp appreciation of morally gray characters and redeemable villains.
You can find Lin relaxing in the form of Netflix binges (mostly TV and romantic anime series), listening to audio books while organizing the house, outlining her dreams with pens, washi tape, and planners, or even snuggling up with one or two pots of tea while contemplating how to take over the word.