Emily Liebert was born and raised in New York City, attended the Horace Mann School and Smith College, where she graduated with a B.A. in English Language & Literature.
In 2012, Emily wrote her debut novel, You Knew Me When, which published on September 3, 2013. Her second novel, When We Fall, published on September 2, 2014. Those Secrets We Keep, her third novel, released on June 2, 2015, and her fourth novel, Some Women, is out today, all with Penguin Random House.
Emily is featured often in the press, by outlets such as: Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Anderson Cooper, FOX News, Good Day New York, Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, People StyleWatch, OK!, Nylon, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s World, WWD, Woman’s Day, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, People.com, and The Huffington Post.
When Emily’s not writing, she teaches Pure Barre classes and enjoys traveling, cooking, and cozying up with a good book. She’s been known to ride on a Harley Davidson. And she does a mean Running Man on the dance floor. Emily lives with her husband, Lewis, and their two delicious little boys, Jax and Hugo, in Westport, CT where she moved kicking and screaming for fear that there would be no Chinese food delivery at three in the morning. She was right. (Bio adapted from Emily's website.)
Visit Emily at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Synopsis of Some Women:
Annabel Ford has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin boys and keeping her household running smoothly. But when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving, she’s blind-sided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel.
Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising her daughter Fern by herself while advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s absentee father shows up, throwing everything into a tailspin.
Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, Mackenzie Mead has many reasons to count her blessings. But with an imperious mother-in-law—who’s also her boss—and a husband with whom she can no longer seem to connect, something has to give.
On the surface, these three women may not have much in common, but just when they each need someone to lean on, their lives are thrust together, forming unlikely friendships that help each woman navigate her new reality. (Courtesy of Amazon.)
Which of the characters from Some Women do you relate to most?
There’s a little bit of me in all three of the ladies. Like Annabel, I’m a mother to two young boys with strikingly similar personalities to Harper and Hudson’s. I’m also a little bit of a control freak (just a little!). Piper is a working mom, as am I. She’s also someone who holds a grudge—understandably so in her case. Those are two things we have in common. And, as far as Mackenzie, we’re both ambitious, energetic, and close with our families. Additionally, I too have worked with my husband and for my mother-in-law although—in the book—those two characters couldn’t be further from my own husband and mother-in-law!
What is one piece of advice you wish to impart to aspiring authors?
Write what you’re passionate about, not what you think is on trend.
What kind of research did you do for Some Women?
Generally speaking, my books don’t require a great deal of research. That’s the fun of it. I just make everything up! I write about the world I live in, my own experiences, and the experiences of my friends and family. That said, there are always some details that require a moderate amount of research, such as describing Bowman, Georgia—where I’ve never been and where Mackenzie grew up.
If Some Women were made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?
You know I love this question! I think Jennifer Garner or Reese Witherspoon would make a great Annabel. I see Mary-Louise Parker in the role of Piper. And Blake Lively as Mackenzie.
The irony here is that the only time I wear makeup at all is when I have to go out to dinner or attend an event. So my go-to for every day is SkinMedica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20. When I dress up, it’s all about Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black. I’ve tried lots of expensive brands and nothing holds a candle! Of course, at the moment, I’m obsessing over the SOME WOMEN Collection of lip glosses that Gerard Cosmetics created for my new novel. Mackenzie, Piper, and Annabel’s colors are all gorgeous and flattering!
Which TV series feels the most like chick lit for you?
Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. Obsessed!
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