Writer’s Desk with Eva Marie Everson
I am so excited to have my friend Eva Marie Everson featured on this week’s writer’s desk. Let me introduce you to Eva!
Eva Marie Everson is a multiple-award-winning author and speaker who hails from the picturesque Southern town of Sylvania, Georgia. She is president of Word Weavers International, director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, Managing Editor at Firefly Southern Fiction, and enjoys coaching new authors through her company, Pen in Hand. She is an avid photographer who enjoys turning her photos into inspiring memes for you to share (with proper attribution). Eva Marie and her husband make their home in Central Florida. They are the parents of three fabulous children who have blessed them with the world’s greatest grandchildren.
Be sure to stick around until the end of the post for more about Dust plus a chance to win a copy!
Q&A with Eva Marie Everson
Do you have a writing routine? When/Where do you write?
Of course, it always depends on whether or not I’m under contract or I’m actively working on a project. But, typically first thing in the morning. If I let other things ahead of writing, the writing tends to not get done. When I’m “full in,” I have trouble not writing and that’s when I’m also working into late hours … which means I sleep very little. :/
When are you most productive?
Honestly (of course …) in the middle of the night! No one is emailing, no one is texting, no one is posting on Facebook, etc. I seem to go off into my own little world!
What do you snack on or drink while writing?
I try not to snack, but I adore little crackers (my favorite is Chicken in a Biscuit!). I also enjoy hot tea (all year long) with shortbread cookies.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
Writer’s what? 🙂 Seriously, I read a good book. Watch an old movie. Take a walk. The muse returns.
What is your outlining process? Are you a pantser/plotter or something in between?
I have an idea for a story and then I create my characters. I spend a lot of time creating my characters. I then let them tell me their story.
Best advice for someone who is just starting out.
Enjoy the ride. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it in the end. Also, invest early on in promotion. Writing the book is one thing, selling it is another.
What are you currently binge-watching: I’m not binge-watching anything right now but as soon as Easter Sunday hits, I’ll binge The Chosen Season 2
Current Read: I’m currently reading Richard Paul Evan’s The Christmas Box Miracle
Favorite song right now: My favorite song right now is–ahem–“Dust in the Wind.” 🙂
Favorite thing to order at Starbucks: When I am at Starbucks, I order a grande London Fog (an Earl Grey tea latte)
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More about Dust:
Can an ordinary life leave an extraordinary legacy?
In 1977, when nineteen-year-old Allison Middleton receives a proposal of marriage from Westley Houser, she eagerly accepts, having no idea the secret Westley carries—a secret that will change Allison’s life forever. But Allison rises to the challenge of raising Westley’s toddling daughter as though she were her own.
Over the course of their lifetime together, Allison, Westley, and Michelle form the strong bond of family. As Allison struggles with infertility and finding her way during a time of great change for women, others—some she knows and others whom she never meets—brush and weave against the fabric of her life, leaving her with more questions than answers.
From teen bride to grandmother, Allison’s life chronicles the ups and downs of an ordinary woman’s life to examine the value of what we all leave behind.
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Katie Andersen says
I caught some (I think most) of the live yesterday and it was so much fun! I’m from the north, so I love learning about the southern ways!
Eva Marie says
Thank you and bless your little pea-pickin heart!!
Kathleen Bruner says
I love Eva Marie’s books, and I was privileged to read an ARC of this book. What a wonderful book and ride it takes you on!
Eva Marie Everson says
Thank you so much, sweet friend!
Cat FitzGerald says
I’ve been a huge fan for years! Dust is absolutely wonderful, a lovely, heartwarming story. Can’t wait for the next EME book!
Sounds like a great read. Adding it to my ever growing list.
Beverly E Goode says
What can I say! She’s my favorite author. I was hooked when she wrote the” cedar Key” series, and every since then I’ve been excited to read her next novel. Dust is such a wonderful story that stirred up
So much emotion and even made me cry.
I highly recommend you read it.
Looking forward to her next project.
Sounds like such an awesome read & another book that I am totally going to have to get.
Stephanie H. says
Eva is a new author for me and I’m looking forward to adding her books to my list. Thanks for the giveaway!
Anne L. Rightler says
Dust sounds like such a good book. I’m looking forward to reading it. I’m a hot tea drinker too. Earl Grey is a favorite of mine as long as it’s not too strong. Mint is probably my favorite ‘flavored’ tea. Although there are some licorice ones out there that I enjoy as well.
Linda Palmer says
I’ve read so many good things about Dust, and would love to read it. I know I’ve read other books by Eva Marie and really enjoyed them. She sounds like someone who would be a good friend.
Lynn Brown says
The blurb sounds good. I like that it covers from teen bride to grandmother. Thanks for the chance.
Elizabeth Litton says
This sounds like an amazing book!
Perrianne Askew says
This sounds like a fun book from a “new to me” author.
I love this so much! Need to check out her books now.