Thursday, May 26, 2022


I want to thank Emmanuelle Snow for taking the time for this interview!


USA Today and International Bestselling Author Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who gives life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness. She loves her characters to be relatable and realistic.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, she likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.

When and how did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been fascinated by books. I actually wrote my first book when I couldn’t even spell a word, only using drawings (and it was the story of a lonely heart looking for love!). 

Growing up, I wrote on and off but never gave myself the time to go through with my dreams. Until I decided, one day, it was time for me to act on my passion and go for it. I opened my laptop that day and haven’t stopped writing since.


Did you have any influencing writers growing up?

I used to read mostly suspense and detective novels. I really enjoyed reading Michael Connelly and David Baldacci, Agatha Christie. I also love Jane Austen.


Are any of your characters based on people in real life?

No. My characters come to me in my dreams, when I’m doing everyday chores, and aren’t based on real people. I believe to a certain point, they all are a part of me in different aspects of my life or experiences I’ve gone through.


Where do you draw your book inspirations from?

An idea makes its way to my mind, and then I let it simmer for a while until it forms and makes sense. I cannot really pinpoint where my inspirations come from, though.


Do you use have a basic outline when starting a new story or do you let the characters lead the way?

My characters always lead the way. Even if I sometimes make a plan in my head, they don’t always go the way I thought they would or act the way I anticipated. Sometimes it’s really surprising where they take me. But I trust them and follow their lead.


When you are picturing the characters in your book, do you have a cheater photo for inspiration?

No. Never. Which makes it harder later when I use characters on my covers or try to picture them with real people for my readers or book teasers.


Many people read as a form of escape and relaxation.  What is your favorite way to sit back and relax?

I love to read. It’s something I really like and give myself more time to enjoy as my kids get older. Being a mom of four can be pretty overwhelming sometimes and for a number of years, I barely had any time to myself. 

I also like to paint, refurbish old furniture, and go on road trips with my family.


Who are your favorite current authors to read?

Laura Pavlov 

Piper Lawson

Jaine Diamond

Amy Daws

I love stories that feel real. That are realistic or believable.


What are your favorite books by others?

Sweet Temptation (Jaine Diamond)

After (Anna Todd)

Cole (Tijan)

Dear Ava (Ilsa Madden-Mills)


Do the locations in the stories have any meaning to you?

Yes. Absolutely. 

I love Tennessee. I love the southern way of living. Tennessee is my favorite state in the US, and I knew I would have to write books taking place in the Smokies, because this place is magical. And Nashville is my favorite city.


Do you write in single or multiple POV?

Mostly dual POV. I love when as readers we get to experience both main characters as it’s easier to understand how they’re feeling, and why they’re doing the actions they are doing.


What do you find to be your best research tool?

I usually write my first draft from instinct, not doing any research, and going blind, and see how it goes. Then I’ll read blogs from people who experienced the problematic or lived through the situations I’m portraying. I’ll even ask people who are qualified about a topic to help me get my facts right, because every tiny detail is important to me.


Do you write under a pen name?  Also, do you write under more than one name?

Yes I do. No, I only use one.


What genre do you write and why is this your preference?

I write mostly small town, emotional, soulmates romance. I love love as I often say, and the complexity of human interactions and feelings. Love isn’t always easy or simple, but that’s what makes it beautiful and so special. I want my books to feel realistic, and to bring the readers on an emotional rollercoaster.


Tell me something about yourself outside of writing.  Jobs, accomplishments, family, quirky trait...what led to you being you?

I’m a mother of four little human beings, way too smart for their own good. I’ve been married to my own soulmate for almost fifteen years. Our family is a mix of chaos and love but I wouldn’t change it. 

I’ve been an entrepreneur for a long time, and I love to travel, discovering small towns I can qualify as gems.


What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?

Go for it. Don’t wait for the perfect timing because as most things in life, you have very little control. Whatever is your dream, you gotta make it happen. On your own rules. 

I would say, if you wanna be a writer, just write. And the more you write, the better you’ll get. And love what you’re writing about. Your stories, your characters, your topics. What’s the point if you’re only making it to please everyone else but you. Whatever everyone else says.


How do you deal and process negative book reviews?

The first negative review hurt. We’re all human beings after all. But I’m learning to grow a thicker skin. You can’t please everyone in life. I’ve learned some bad reviews are not all about you or your book, but the feelings they evoke in readers, which you have no control over.

But no matter if you love or not a book, or any work for that matter, there are ways to be nice when you write your review down. No need to hurt people for no reason.


What is the most difficult part of your writing process?

Editing. Because I wanna write. I love writing. Sure, I’m proud of the final result and those little details are the most important.

But I sometimes find it hard to edit while my fingers itch to just write something new.


What do you need in your writer’s space to keep you focused?

Green tea. Lots of it. Other than that, I’m able to write about anywhere. If I’m in my zone, I don’t really care where I am, I’m super focused.


What is your naughty indulgence as you are writing?

Green tea. It’s not really naughty, but I consume way too much! I also like brownies or a late night snack sometimes when I have an energy drop.


If you could spend a day with another popular author, whom would you choose?  And why?

This is a difficult one. There are a few ones. But I really love Melanie Harlow. She’s generous with her time and tips, and I think any writer could learn a lot from her.


What is your schedule like when you are writing?  Do you have a favorite writing snack or drink?

I write whenever I can. Sometimes I can go to bed really late. I try to fit my schedule around my family life. I’m lucky my husband is really facilitating my schedule.

Again, favorite drink is green tea.


Do you listen to music when you write – what kind of music is your favorite?

I love country music mostly but I love pop too, and about anything. Taylor Swift is my favorite, though. It’s just a great fit.


Have pets ever gotten in the way of your writing?

Yes. I have a cat and a dog. And my pup is often sitting on my keyboard or asking to be pet when I’m deep into writing and I’ve been ignoring her.


What is your kryptonite as a writer?  What totally puts you off your game?

Hard to say. I think it varies. And it also depends on my mood of the day.


Have you ever killed off a character that your readers loved?

Yeah I did (*cringing face*)


How do you celebrate after typing THE END?

I just dance around and sometimes eat out with the family or go somewhere my kids want to because usually before I get to this point, I’m not super available, so I wanna thank them for their patience and encouragement.


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