- What is your favorite word? The one I use far too often is “thing,” so sadly that might qualify, but my favorite, because of all it conveys, is “cherish.”
- What is your least favorite word? “Loser.”
- What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Traveling. In fact I do my best plotting when I’m in a car and the open road’s in front of me.
- What turns you off? Deadlines!
- What is your favorite curse word? Unprintable and used only in the most extreme circumstances.
- What sound or noise do you love? Frogs croaking at night in the pond behind my house in Florida.
- What sound or noise do you hate? Loudly chewed gum, especially when it’s cracked, snapped, or popped.
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Maybe a criminal profiler.
- What profession would you not like to do? Trash collection. I think the people who keep our cities clean should be highly paid and regarded.
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? The people you love are waiting to greet you, and afterwards we’ll set the dogs (and cats) loose, too.
Emilie Richards is the author of seventy-something novels, including romance, women’s fiction, and mystery. When We Were Sisters debuted in June 2016, a stand-alone novel about two foster sisters traveling back into their past together.
Emilie and her husband live in Osprey, Florida, the state where both of them were raised, met, and married. In the summer, they live in Chautauqua, New York. Emilie is a quilter, knitter, kayaker, and the mother of four children, whom she regards as her greatest creative endeavors. And now there are four wonderful grandchildren to spoil.
Emilie’s latest release is The Swallow’s Nest.