Who is this Southern Belle?

(and what is she doing at this blog site?)  EVAMARIEEVERSON 1

Hello and Hi-ya from Eva Marie Everson. I’ve been asked by my dear friend (and Belle) Rachel Hauck to join the ranks of these lovely ladies and what a privilege to do so.

So, a little bit about me … in case you don’t know who I am already (and don’t feel badly if you don’t. I often struggle with who I am as well …).

When I’m asked, “When did you start writing?” my obvious answer is “At about the age of six.” Which is true, of course. But I know what folks really want to know is when I started to write professionally. The answer is a little convoluted. I began writing for a children’s ministry in 1996/1997 and, about the same time, I joined up with a team of four other writers to form a critique group. That group, now called Word Weavers International, is now about 600 members strong and active across the world. I currently serve as the president of WWI … and as one of the two directors for Florida Christian Writers Conference (which is owned by WWI).

But my first work was not published until 1999. Since that time, I have had about 30 works published, I’ve won a number of awards, and seen my name on a best-seller list (all of which is pretty cool …).

Currently, I have a series with Baker Publishers called “The Cedar Key Novels.” While the novels have many of the same characters, they are not dependent on each other. In other words, you don’t have to read one to understand two … and two to understand three. The first novel, Chasing Sunsets, won several awards, including the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and a Maggie Award). The second, Waiting for Sunrisealso won a Maggie and finaled for a Christy Award. The third, Slow Moon Risingwhich has only just released, won a “best cover” award. (One look at what a fabulous job the Baker people did and you’ll see why …)

I’m also trying something new at my blogsite. Year ago I wrote a novel that was supposed to be published but then we “traded” it for another novel … So, now, I’ve pulled “The Abduction of Becky Potter” out of the 3.5 floppy disk, dusted it off, and I’m offering it “a chapter a day” so to speak for free. Check it out and let me know what you think.

I’ve done a bunch of other stuff that would probably bore you senseless … so I will conclude with two of the most important parts of my life: 1) my faith. I am a seminary grad and student (I’m going to finish my Masters in Old Testament Theology if I’m 90 when I do!) and 2) my family. I have lost both of my godly wonderful parents to Heaven (“Have fun with Jesus, Mother and Daddy!”), but I still have my amazing little brother … the most beloved husband (I call him my huggy hubby), and three terrific adult kids with their equally terrific spouses, and six grandchildren. I am pretty much “owned” by my dogs, Poodar and Hope, who I call “Poods” and “Hopey.”

So! That’s me in a nutshell! Now tell me about you!

Our little "Poods"

Our little “Poods


Our little “Hopey”

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Eva Marie Everson is the president of Word Weavers International, the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and the author of over 30 published works. Her novels have won numerous awards (including two Maggies, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award,and the AWSA Golden Scroll Award) and she has finaled for a Christy, a Carol Award, and a Gold Medallion). She is a wife, mother and grandmother and is pretty much owned by her dog, Poods. For more information about her work and life, check out her website: www.EvaMarieEversonAuthor.com

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  1. Julie Cantrell says

    Welcome to the Porch, Eva! We’re so excited to have you join us. I’m thinking it’s a rule that you MUST be a dog person to be on our porch these days. Love your sweet baby pics and have to ask…”Poodar”???? What’s with that name?
    Happy Thursday!

  2. says

    So nice to meet you, Eva! What a beautiful picture you have, and I’m excited to read more about Becky Potter–so kind of you to share her with us. Can’t wait to get to know you on the porch!


    • Eva Marie Everson says

      Thank you Jolina! Yes, just wait til you read the rest of this story! It truly is a page-turner (even I write it!


  3. Rachel Hauck says

    Yea Eva! Welcome to the porch! So glad you’re here. I’m still blown away by your gorgeous picture!

    Love ya!

    • Eva Marie Everson says

      Rachel … a good makeup artist, hair stylist, and photographer! That’s all I have got to say about that! :)


  4. Shellie says

    Hi Eva! I’m Shellie (aka Belle Friday) delighted to have you on the SBV porch! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your work. :)) Blessings

  5. says

    Hi Eva! It is a pleasure to have you on the porch. I love that you are sharing THE ABDUCTION OF BECKY POTTER and I look forward to each new chapter that arrives in my inbox. I am certainly intrigued by this story and can’t wait for more!

  6. Lisa Wingate says

    Hi Eva! What a joy to run by the porch after a day of tech headaches and find you here, sharing your story!

    This made me laugh: “So, now, I’ve pulled “The Abduction of Becky Potter” out of the 3.5 floppy disk…” That does bring back memories. I’m glad I’m not the only one who still has floppy disks knocking around. Also love what you’re doing with the story. Years ago, we wrote a chapter-at-a-time story here on BelleView and had a blast with it!

    😉 Glad you’re here!

  7. Nicole Seitz says

    Hi, Eva! I’m new to Southern Belle View, too, and look forward to sharing thoughts. Blessings to you!

  8. Melanie Backus says

    Hi Eva, glad to meet you. These porch gals are pretty special. I have made some fantastic friends from some of these girls. I want to thank you so much for sharing The Abduction of Becky Potter. Oh yes, my dear grandmother’s first name was Eva, a beautiful name. Enjoy your time on the porch. I know we will enjoy you.

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