Interview with Emma Clay, author of ‘Revived by Grace’
Emma Clay is a writer who shares her own experiences about her encounters with self and her bad decisions. She shares how she transformed a life that seemed hopeless and seeks to give answers to your own questions. She is dedicated to sharing her true stories with others, in the hopes they will avoid the same pot holes, pitfalls, and detours in their own lives.
She loves people, and her need to share this love will hopefully encourage others to find their own way.
Her latest book is the Christian inspirational memoir, Revived by Grace.
Visit her website at www.EmmaClay.com.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Emma! Can you tell us where you are from?
I’m from Tennessee.
Q: How did you come up with your title?
I originally had given the book a different title, but my editor said, after she read it, that she saw so much grace in it and that might be what to focus on for the title. Then the title Revived by Grace came to me, since that’s exactly what had happened in my own life.
Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
My editor designed it. I gave her the theme, and she did the rest. She is awesome.
Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?
The book will give you hope, either for yourself or maybe for that lost loved one you always worry about.
Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
The main message is that we can change—we aren’t trapped in our mistakes forever. There’s so much hope in that.
Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
The beginning of the book was my favorite because it was based on good memories, before I had lost my way. The middle was difficult because it was based on really painful memories. And then the end was wonderful to write too because it was about how I was found by God again.
Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
I felt very clearly that the Lord told me to write this book. It felt like a genuine calling from Him, and I’m more certain of that now than ever.
Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
I don’t really have any except that I have seen good and evil, and evil is very much alive and haunting this world.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would like to go to Peru and see Machu Picchu.
Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
I can go either way if I have to, but I prefer to be in bed by 9:00pm.
Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
My daughter also writes.
Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?
Yes, I was definitely a dreamer as a child.
Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
I would wish that the whole world could be saved and know Jesus.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Don’t wait to make the changes you know you need in your life because time is running out.