3 Questions Wednesday with Eva Marie Everson

headshot (1)It is my privilege to welcome Eva Marie Everson, multi-award winning, best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction, back to 3 Questions Wednesday. If you like books where you care deeply about the characters, you’ll love hers. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win her latest, God Bless Us Every One.

So how did she answer our 3 questions? Let’s find out–

Hello, Eva! What books have fortified you as a writer? How?

Eva:  The first book I read when I decided I might want to know what I was doing!!! was “Writing the Blockbuster Novel” by Albert Zuckerman. I have to say … that one book taught me so much! About two years ago I bought Robert Benson’s “Dancing on the Head of a Pen.” I was so blown away by it, about the honesty behind it and the practical writing tips within, that I asked him to be the keynote speaker at Florida Christian Writers Conference during the 2016 conference. He totally blew everyone out of the water!  I’m also a sucker for anything written by James Scott Bell. That man simply knows his business!

I loved “Dancing on the Head of a Pen” also. Had to read it back to back. Now tell us…

What secret talents do you have?

Eva: LOL … I can pick up pretty much anything with my toes! I’m double-jointed in my elbows … and (more seriously) I studied choreography for years. I’m actually pretty good at it!

That’s an interesting talent. 🙂 Last question: 

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

Eva:  Take out! I don’t cook …  Actually, my husband cooks …very well. So, whatever he wants to prepare! But he makes these chicken wings that are to DIE for! First he fries them, then he smothers them in this barbecue sauce my good-ole-southern-boy brother gets for us (some secret recipe!) and bakes them. I could eat them until my heartburn kills me! 🙂

My husband cooks well also. They could trade recipes…

Eva Marie is going to bless someone with a print copy of “God Bless Us Every One”. Leave a comment to be entered…


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Charlene Dixon–called Charlie by family and friends–is devastated at the recent loss of her job. For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie packs up her dreams and returns to her grandmother, Sis, who raised Charlie as her own in the mountains of North Carolina.
When Charlie arrives–broken and confused–Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school’s Christmas play, A Christmas Carol. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens’ classic for the holiday performance. When she discovers her estranged father’s involvement her world turns on its head once more. But when Sis and Dustin encourage her to take a deeper look at the story behind A Christmas Carol, Charlie learns about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community.

headshot (1)Eva Marie Everson is a multi-award winning, best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the president of Word Weavers International, the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and the managing editor of Firefly Southern Fiction. She enjoys working with new authors through her company, Pen In Hand, Inc. She is married, has three children, and the world’s greatest grandchildren. She can be found at EvaMarieEversonAUTHOR.com

Scary Good Giveaways

pumpkinWhat’s better as we approach the holiday season than a giveaway? Two giveaways.

How about three?

Three, it is. First, we have the winners of Debra Lynn Collin’s book, Cowgirls Don’t Cry.

Lientjic Human and Jennifer Slattery! Congrats!

Next, we’re giving away Eva Marie Everson’s book Five Brides. The winner is…

Ginger Solomon! Congrats, Ginger!

Make sure to stay tuned to our blog as we announce our Christmas Extravaganza and all the great prizes that will be given to three blessed winners.

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3 Questions Wednesday with Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Hi ResToday we welcome multi-award-winning best-selling author of more than thirty works, Eva Marie Everson, to 3 Questions Wednesday!

Hello Eva! Pull up a chair and we’ll chat.

Which author would you never get tired of, and why?

Eva: Depends on the genre. For nonfiction: Robert Benson. His words are like butter on hot bread. They’re smooth. They sink down into the layers and make the whole life experience better.

For fiction: Lynn Austin. When I read her work before bed, I literally dream the words as I sleep. I have yet to open a book of hers that I did not become completely immersed in.

Great authors. I just finished Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin. 🙂 Now about those bad guys…

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Eva: I don’t like villains. Never do. I want everyone to just be nice. LOL But in all seriousness, I enjoy a story where the antagonist is the protagonist. In other words, they wrestle with themselves to be better people.

I do like the angst in that kind of story. Last question:

What project are you currently working on?

Eva: I have completed my first work with Tyndale (Five Brides, which released in May of this year) and am in negotiations with them (or, I should say, my agent is) for another historical WWII novel. This is not an era I ever thought I’d write in, but I must say, I enjoy it. The times were just as stressful, I think, but the approach was purer. And entertainment was just that–entertainment.

Congratulations. God bless you as you pursue His path in your writing. Thanks for taking the time to complete our 3 Questions.

And one reader will win a copy of Five Brides just for leaving a comment below. Will it be you?

Five Brides

Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 271950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on―much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them―they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?

Eva Marie Everson is the multi-award-winning best-selling author of more than 30 works, both fiction and nonfiction. A frequent speaker at women’s groups, book clubs, and writers conferences, she is also the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, the president of Word Weavers International, the vice president of BelieversTrust, and the acquisitions editor for Firefly Southern Fiction. She and her huggy hubby make their home in Central Florida. They are the parents of three amazing adult children and the grandparents of the best grandkids in the world. To learn more, visit Eva Marie at www.EvaMarieEversonAuthor.com

Eva Marie Everson

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Today we welcome Eva Marie Everson, author, speaker and editor, to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) Do you watch reality television? Why or why not?
Eva Marie: Yes, I do watch reality TV. Why? Because it’s mindless. I mainly watch the “talent” type shows, such as AI, So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor. I love seeing folks with great talent being rewarded, shaped, etc. I don’t watch The Bachelor, etc. That bores me.

(2) What are your thoughts on e-publishing?
Eva Marie: I think e-publishing has its place in our publishing world. Don’t second guess anything, I suppose.

(3) Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?
Eva Marie: Facebook.

Thanks, Eva Marie, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday!

Eva Marie Everson

President

Pen In Hand, Inc.

Eva Marie Everson is the author of the award-winning Cedar Key series (Baker/Revell 2011-2013). The last installment in the trilogy, Slow Moon Rising, releases May 2013.