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Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas is Evergreen: Author Interivew with Emily Mims

How did you come up with the idea of your Christmas themed book?
It’s part of the Smoky Blue series. I came up with the ukulele player because I play the uke myself and it fit in with the ongoing theme of folk and regional music showcased in the series. I came up with the theme because our hero gets the family he’s always wanted for Christmas.

Could you give me a short synopsis of the story for my readers? 

Leilani Mahuiki is searching for her father to provide the bone marrow to save her daughter’s life. Bradley Barstow is in search of the traditional family he’s never had. He loves Leilani and she loves him, but she can never give him the old-fashioned family he longs for so badly.

What made you decide to do a Christmas themed book? 
My publisher loves them and wants as many as they can publish. This is my third.

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? 
Norfolk Island Pine Christmas trees and lights on the San Antonio Riverwalk

What other stories are in the pipeline for you? 
I have hopefully three more books to write in the Smoky Blue series.

Any special awards or achievements you’d like to mention? 
I have passed the twenty-fifth book mark and am about to pass thirty.

What’s the best writing tip you’ve learned or been give that you’d like to share? 
Sit down and WRITE. Push yourself past the blahs and the block. It will come.

What do you know now about writing and publishing you wish you had learned sooner? 

I wish I hadn’t waited so long to revive my career. Twenty-eight years is a long time.

Any last words or tips? 
Have faith that you can do it! If a San Antonio chemistry teacher can do it, so can you!

That's it for today's interview. If you'd like to buy the book or learn more about Emily's writing, here is the Amazon link: 


  1. Thank you so much for having me today! And a very Merry Christmas to you and all your readers!
    Best, Emily Mims

  2. Thirty books! Wow, what an accomplishment! Enjoyed the interview.