Meet the Members: Emily J. Hooks

“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.

headshot3Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

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.

Thanks, Emily!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.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!

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