Have y’all ever met someone who had no reason to help you out, but did anyway? Well, meet Emily Liebert– a woman who did just that for me. I’m ecstatic to have her as a guest today, so I can sing praises about her latest and greatest.
SOME WOMEN is an engrossing and thought provoking novel that examines the intricacies of marriage, friendship, and the power of unexpected connections. On the surface, Mackenzie, Piper, and Annabel may not have much in common. Yet when their lives are thrust together and unlikely friendships are formed—at a time when they all need someone to lean on—these three women band together to help each other navigate their new realities.
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Given how deftly Emily writes about friendship, I should’ve known she’d turn out to be an amazing friend. Here’s a glimpse at the funny, smart, generous woman behind this amazing book:
Talk about one thing that’s making you happy right now.
Um, wine? Okay, seriously. Wine. And of course my family and my home. Before I had children, I had tunnel vision for my career. My moods were tuned by my professional process and the successes and failures that came along with that pursuit. I wasn’t unhappy before I had kids, but there’s truly an unsurpassed joy that’s inherent in becoming a mother. By no means am I insinuating that it’s all laughter and love all the time, but—at the end of the day—even if it’s been a particularly challenging one on the work front, when those two little boys come through the door and leap into my arms, I know that’s what really matters.
Where do you love to be?
I love to be at home with my husband, kids, and my close friends. We recently moved to Westport, Connecticut and everything in our lives changed. We’ve met so many wonderful people in the past two years who’ve become our extended family. And we appreciate our beautiful house and everything that’s part of this spectacular suburban lifestyle we lead (both my husband and I grew up in Manhattan). Now, that said, I also love to be on a tropical beach vacation with my husband (sans kids) or in Paris inhaling pain au chocolat. Paris would be my top choice of where to live, if the New York area wasn’t an option.
Which talent do you wish you had?
Professional chef without a doubt. Cooking and eating are two of my favorite things to do. I haven’t found the time to go to culinary school quite yet, but it’s on my ever growing bucket list. When I met my husband, my claim to cooking fame was that I was a master at mixing cereals. For example, Frosted Flakes and Cocoa Pebbles are a winning combination. When we got married, he gently suggested that one of us should probably learn to expand our culinary repertoire, and I did not see him motivating in that arena. So I taught myself how to cook by watching the Food Network (for real). I went from not knowing how to scramble an egg (I know!) to preparing gourmet-ish meals for my family four nights/week.
What three things would you want with you if stranded on a desert island?
I’m going to assume that when you say “things” you don’t mean people. So, in that case, I’d have to say my laptop (to stay in touch with the outside world). Clearly that would require a power source and Internet access. A television—because what else am I going to do besides binge watch reality TV? And an unlimited supply of food that doesn’t need to be cooked (and booze). Oh, who am I kidding? That’s about ten things. And I’d still be a miserable failure alone on a desert island.
What’s your next big thing?
Ah, the million dollar question. Right now, I’m hoping that SOME WOMEN is my next big thing! But I am working on a sixth book, which I’m very proud of. I’m taking a little more time with it, because I want to elevate my writing and character development. It will still be commercial fiction and appeal to my Women’s Fiction readers, however I’m hoping it will have more of a mass appeal beyond that. I’m really pushing myself, which feels great. Outside of that, I’m patiently waiting for Hollywood to call and turn one of my novels into a television show or movie. Hello? Steven Spielberg? Harvey Weinstein? It’s me…Emily. Let’s chat.
Emily Liebert is the bestselling commercial Women’s Fiction author of four novels—YOU KNEW ME WHEN, WHEN WE FALL, THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP, and SOME WOMEN. Her first book FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES was narrative nonfiction and is available across the globe. Emily is featured often in the press by outlets such as: Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. When Emily’s not writing, she teaches Pure Barre classes and enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading. She’s been known to ride on a Harley Davidson, and she does a mean Running Man on the dance floor. Emily lives in Westport, CT with her husband and their two sons.
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