Audio Interview With the Author
Audio Length: 15 minutes
Can any woman have it all–love, family, success and happiness?
Bestselling author Emily Liebert writes thought-provoking and emotionally honest novels that explore the depths of female friendship and the complex, yet relatable struggles women face in the thorny pursuit to have it all. Her three previous novels You Knew Me When (2013), When We Fall (2014), and Those Secrets We Keep (2015), have been featured in Good Housekeeping, People.com, Washington Post, In Style and Working Mother and have been praised for their razor-sharp wit, charm, and poignancy.
Now, Liebert returns with a story of unexpected friendship, self-discovery, and the intricacies of marriage and motherhood with SOME WOMEN (New American Library, a division of Penguin Random House; April 5, 2016; Trade Paperback), as the lives of three women are thrown off course and they must rely on each other to find their way back. In this Authorlink AUDIO interview Emily talks about her evolving writing, and her own insights on the question of happiness.
In SOME WOMEN, devoted mother and wife Annabel Ford appears to have everything under control—and it’s convincing. She even has herself fooled. So when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving her without warning, she’s blindsided. Single mother Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising her daughter Fern by herself and advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s absentee father arrives on the scene and throws everything into a tailspin. Mackenzie Mead has a life most women would kill for. Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, she has many things to be thankful for—and she is, except perhaps for her imperious mother-in-law—who’s also her boss—and her struggle to get pregnant which seems to be causing a rift in her marriage. A shocking moment of deception forces Mackenzie to face the fact that her marriage is over—and probably has been for a while.
On the surface, the women have little in common, but when their worlds converge, revealing truths about the meaning of love and family, loyalty and forgiveness, an unbreakable bond is formed illuminating the redemptive power of female friendship.
To launch SOME WOMEN, Emily Liebert is partnering with Gerard Cosmetics on an exclusive line of lip glosses inspired by the book and its leading ladies. The Some Women Collection by Gerard Cosmetics features three stunning colors named for the book’s three main characters, and each color represents something about the character’s personality:
Mackenzie—Wild Orchid: daring, driven, with a bit of an edge.
Piper—Salmon: understated, delicate, and independent.
Annabel—Candy Apple: confident, classic, and composed.
The Some Women Collection by Gerard Cosmetics will launch on the book’s publication date: April 5, 2016 and will be available for purchase at www.gerardcosmetics.com. Gerard Cosmetics will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the lip gloss bundle to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clara Valley, whose mission it is to provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse. Learn more about the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clara Valley: http://dvc-scv.com/index.php/mission-and-vision/
Praise for SOME WOMEN
“Some Women is chock full of compelling characters, intriguing relationships and some of the wittiest writing I’ve read this year. Emily Liebert has written SOME NOVEL.”
—Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Rumor
“Heartwarming…Each character is well developed…vulnerable and endearing…Readers will find it extremely easy to relate to them.”
—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
After college, Emily landed her first job as an Executive Assistant at ABC News, where she honed her organizational skills and helped produce television specials for Peter Jennings Reporting. To this day, she is a whiz with “To Do” lists.
Since childhood, Emily’s had a passion for writing, so when the opportunity to become Editor-in-Chief of The WAG—a luxury lifestyle magazine covering Westchester and Fairfield Counties—presented itself, she jumped at the chance. During Emily’s five-year tenure, she wrote hundreds of articles, including celebrity profiles, travel, fashion, and beauty.
Ready for her next adventure, Emily became a full-time freelance writer, penning lifestyle pieces for media outlets such as, The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, Elite Traveler, Robb Report, Gotham, and Cottages & Gardens.
In 2009, Emily edited Kerry Kennedy’s New York Times bestseller Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning.
The following year, Emily published her first book, Facebook Fairytales, which was a media sensation that sparked intense conversation about the positive power of Facebook. Shortly thereafter, Emily was hired by Microsoft as the spokesperson for Bing’s partnership with Facebook and appeared in 30+ television and radio spots for the brand, which garnered exceptional ratings.
Emily is the author of three novels You Knew Me When (2013), When We Fall (2014), and Those Secrets We Keep (2015), and her fourth novel SOME WOMEN will be published on April 5, 2016.
Emily has been 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, Good Housekeeping, OK!, Nylon, 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. Emily lives with her husband, Lewis, and their two delicious little boys, Jax and Hugo, in Westport, CT. You can find her at www.emilyliebert.com.