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…

GodBlessUsEOGod Bless Us Every One
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