1. Tell us about your latest release.
This is always such a difficult question for me to answer. I’m terrible at condensing a 90,000 word book into a couple of sentences. Can I refer you to the back cover copy? <g>
I’ll just say this. It’s a story about helping hands and healing hearts. Boone McBride is a man whose personal experience with tragedy teaches him how to light the way for a woman struggling to find her way out of darkness.
2. Without giving away any spoilers, give us a hint about a favorite scene.
Hmm…let’s just say who in the world would think it’s a good idea to adopt a newborn and a puppy at the same time?
3. What inspired you to become a writer?
My dad. He was the greatest storyteller ever, but I couldn’t—still can’t—tell a story like he could. So, I tried writing mine down and found a career.
4. What is a typical writing day for you like?
I am very disciplined—in that I have no discipline whatsoever. Over this past year, many people have discovered the joy and the challenge of working from home. For most of my career, I worked in a home office, but about five years ago, I rented space in an office building. I got up and went to work just like grown-ups! I found that lifestyle very productive. When I was at work, I worked. I didn’t do laundry or cook or putter in the yard.
This year with COVID, my husband and I began living mostly full-time at our lake home, and I’m still trying to find my groove as far as my work days go. I do love to play in the yard and there’s that discipline problem I mentioned.
My goal is to work each day until I get my daily page count goal done, Monday through Friday, and take weekends off. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t.
5. If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
I’m sure it would be something creative. My daughter designs high-end swimming pools and I’m totally jealous of her job. Graphic design interests me, too.
6. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or habits?
I don’t know if it’s interesting, but I listen to movie soundtracks as I write, and I always finish a book to Last of the Mohicans. I work outdoors whenever weather allows.
7. What has been one of the most surprising things you’ve learned as a published author?
Hmm. The first one that pops to mind is the personal connection that readers sometimes make with my stories. I’ve been blown away by readers response to the Celeste, the wise woman of Eternity Springs, and to the world I’ve created in the series. One of the most rewarding moments of my career was when I received an email from the Colorado Department of Tourism telling me they’d had a number of queries from tourists who wanted to visit Eternity Springs—my fictional town.
8. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
When I first started writing, I joined a public writers group in the Dallas/Fort Worth area called Trinity Arts Writers Association. That group of people helped me learn my craft. I will be forever grateful to them.
9. Do you have any favorite authors that you like to read?
I have too many to single out. I just finished the newest Harry Dresden novel by Jim Butcher—the wait for the next one might kill me—and whenever I need cheering up I always go back to classic Julie Garwood historical romances.
10. What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I live on a lake, so we do a lot of boating and other water recreation activities. Family is central to my life, so when the kiddos aren’t coming to the lake, I’m often traveling to see them. I’m blessed in that my children and grandchildren all live a relatively short distance away—by Texas standards. :)
11. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next after this for you writing wise?
I’m not ready to announce my next big project yet, but I have been working on some smaller projects that readers have been requesting. I’ve written some “epilogues” to my earlier Eternity Springs books, short stories that let readers know what’s happened in my character’s lives since their books were written. It’s been fun for me to revisit couples and characters from early in the series, and I believe readers will like the opportunity to catch up with old friends.
12. How can readers connect with you online?
I’d like to offer a special invitation to your readers to join our Emily March Book Club group on Facebook. We do a live chat once a month and it’s a fun, welcoming group of people.
In Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas, New York Times bestselling author Emily March presents a brand new arc set in the Lone Star State that features a family-linked trilogy within the author's romantic series.
With his smooth talk, rugged good looks, and deep pockets, native Texan Boone McBride appears to be a man who has it all. Few people know about the heartbreak behind his decision to leave home, family, and career for the isolation of a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Luckily, time and life in Eternity Springs has worked its healing magic upon his wounded soul, so when he meets obviously troubled Hannah Dupree, Boone sees a chance to pay his good fortune forward. The last thing he anticipates is tumbling into love.
Tragedy has taken everything Hannah loves, and her will to keep going is failing. So when Boone strides into her life determined to save her, it’s easier to go along with him than to resist. Soon she is drawn into the fabric of life in Eternity Springs, and as her spirit begins to heal, her strength returns, and she’s able to go toe-to-toe with this hardheaded, big-hearted Texan. But just when love blooms and happiness is within their grasp, shadows from the past threaten. Hannah and Boone must stand strong and united in order to defeat old ghosts―if they are to create a brand-new life together.