Happy Wednesday! I’m excited to introduce Eva Marie Everson, bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. Good morning, Eva.
Can you describe yourself in three words?
Hard-working, Loyal, Seeking.
Sounds like an author to me. Next question…
Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?
Ireland (to trace my Irish roots) … with a side trip to Scotland (to trace my Scottish roots and to see the places I wrote about in The Final Race).
Ireland and Scotland, a trip of a lifetime! Here’s your last question, Eva. I can’t wait to hear your answer. 🙂
If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?
That’s Life, by Frank Sinatra 🙂
A perfect description of life! Love it. Eva, thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to join us on Inspired Prompt.
Readers, Eva is offering a print copy of The Final Race to one commenter. U.S. addresses only
On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world.
He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. The story of that race—and the one he didn’t run—was told in the popular movie classic Chariots of Fire.
But what most of us don’t know is what became of Eric Liddell in the years after the credits rolled. As the storm clouds of World War II rolled in, Eric had already made decisions in his life that gave him the resilience to stand tall while others fell into despair. His strength of character led him to choose an uncertain future in China during World War II in order to continue helping the Chinese. He lived purposefully even as his world crumbled and he experienced the horror and deprivations of a Japanese internment camp.
Eric’s story is a story of hope in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of unspeakable odds, and inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.
The first race you run isn’t your most important one. It’s the final race that matters most.
You won’t want to miss this story of an Olympian who chose the better way.
Eva Marie Everson is the bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. She served as the contributing author for The Final Race: The Story of Eric Liddell, her most recent work. Eva Marie is the president of Word Weavers International, the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and the managing editor of Firefly Southern Fiction. She is a popular speaker at conferences and churches and, in her rare spare moments, enjoys walking, hiking, reading, and knitting. A wife, a mother, and a grandmother, she is owned by one very spoiled dog. FMI: EvaMarieEversonAUTHOR.com