Q and A with Eva Marie Everson

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Q and A with Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Everson is an award-winning author and speaker, editor at Firefly Southern Fiction, president of Word Weavers International, and the director of the Florida Christian Writers Conference.

She will be teaching the continuing class “Foundation of Fiction through Film.” She will teach the workshop “First Page Critique” with Michelle Metlock Adams. Eva will also take appointments with authors.

Q: Eva, tell us something about your background.

A: I was born and reared in a small agricultural Southern town near the coast of Georgia. This, of course, is where the rich fodder for my Southern fiction comes from…

At 19 I moved across the state to Albany, Georgia … then met my husband. Years later we moved to Orlando where we’ve been ever since.

Q: What was one of your favorite books as a child?

A: As a little child, To Dance, To Dream, which was given to me by my aunt and grandmother to celebrate my love for dancing. At the age of about 14 I read Mr. & Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, which changed my life. I not only knew for sure I wanted to be a writer, I read that book more times than I can count.

Q: What are you currently reading for pleasure?

A: Since You’ve Been Gone, by Christa Allen

Q: What animal do you most identify with as a writer and why?

A: An ant. I carry a lot on my shoulders … and I rarely stop moving.

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert, an extrovert, or somewhere in between?

A: An introvert. Totally. Everything I do “on stage” is done painfully.

Q: Can you share a story about the hardest day in your writing life?

A: How about the day I got a call that I had two months to completely rewrite an 85,000-word novel, taking it from first-person POV to five third-person POVs … and 120,000 words?

I stared at the computer for about 24 hours before I could write the first word! LOL

Q: What advice would you give attendees to help them make the most of their time at a writers’ conference?

A: Sleep when you go home. Take advantage of every single minute.

Look for the God-meetings. You know, those times when God brings someone into your path who He intends will change your world. Also, look for those times when God brings you into someone’s path … you know, those He intends for you to change their world.

Q: What are you most looking forward to during your faculty stint at St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference this June?

A: I appreciate the close-knit group at St. Davids. There is a family-feel there. And I love my family! 🙂

Thank you, Eva Marie. Learn more about Eva Marie Everson by visiting her website at https://www.evamarieeversonauthor.com/.

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