“I’ve read two books by Texas authors this year: My Unsentimental Education by Debra Monroe, which was delightful, and This Word Now, by Owen and Jodi Egerton. A witty and relevant read. I love books on writing and it’s a great addition.
-Emily J. Hooks
A member of the Writers’ League of Texas for two years, Emily J. Hooks lives in Austin.
Emily J. Hooks: Spiritual, self-help nonfiction and memoir. I dabble in lowbrow fiction for fun.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
EJH: So many to choose from. I’m going with Malcolm Gladwell today. He would be endlessly interesting and probably pretty funny.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
EJH: Tao Te Ching. I read it everyday.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
EJH: Just how big the writing community in Austin is. And, how to write a screenplay 🙂
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
EJH: Into the unknown…my favorite place to be.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
EJH: If by “Texas-related” you mean by a Texas author, I’ve read two. My Unsentimental Education by Debra Monroe, which was delightful, and This Word Now, by Owen and Jodi Egerton. A witty and relevant read. I love books on writing and it’s a great addition.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
EJH: I have a book coming out early next year called, The Power of Forgiveness: A Guide to Healing and Wholeness. I am running a crowdfunding campaign November 15-December 15 to finish printing and marketing of the book! Find out more at http://emilyjhooks.com/book and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgiveness/the-power-of-forgiveness-book.
If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!