Lightning Round w/ Emily Carpenter

Hello fellow readers and welcome to my newest segment, Lightning Round! I’ve realized with the growing community of book reviews and related content posts that it’s difficult to fit in reading all of the things we want to. After brainstorming in an effort to connect readers with authors in a more personal way, I came up with the idea for these “bullet interviews”-think more of a get to know the person who’s writing the book rather than us trying to sell you a piece of merchandise. It’s a fun, fast segment, similar to the templates you currently see in Instagram stories. My first guest is Emily Carpenter, and today her latest novel Every Single Secret is published! (Click title for my review in case you missed it the first go around. <3) Please join me in giving Emily a warm welcome and come chuckle along with me at her fabulous answers to my ridiculous questions. 😉


Name: Emily Carpenter
Birthday: September 16 / Cranky virgo who loves to decorate her house
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
Current Location: Atlanta, Georgia


Job: working in the office of my school.
Car: White VW Jetta
Pet: Sissy, the black and white dog
Crush: David Cassidy, I think I love you.


Color: Lavender
Food: Chips and Salsa
TV Show: Shetland (today)
Song: George Michael, “Freedom”

Memories/Best Of-

Vacation: Paris with my husband and sons
High School Prom Theme: I have no idea because it was a hundred years ago
Award/Honor: Most Creative of Senior Class in high school
Beloved Indie Book Store: Bookmiser in Roswell, FoxTale in Woodstock, Book Exchange in Marietta

Bookish Favorites:

Book: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (one of them…)
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Genre: Suspense
Book to Movie Adaption: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This or That:

Reading During the Day or Night: Both!
Comedy or Drama: Drama
Physical Book or E-Reader: Paperback – easy for bathtub reading
Road Trip or Plane Ride: Teleportation
Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings: Narnia
Wine or Beer: Wine
Sushi or Tacos: Tacos
Early Riser or Night Owl: Early riser but will not make conversation for at least an hour.
Introvert or Extrovert: Introvert
Breakfast or Dinner: Breakfast for dinner!


Emily Carpenter is a critically acclaimed and bestselling author of suspense novels Burying the Honeysuckle GirlsThe Weight of Lies, and Every Single Secret. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her family. You can visit Emily at and on Facebook and Twitter.

13 thoughts on “Lightning Round w/ Emily Carpenter”

  1. So fun! I love this! My favorite answer? “Harry Potter or Lord of Rings? Narnia” YES. Narnia for the win! *I’m not much for fantasy genre, but really people. It’s not all HP or LotR. or even? GoT.

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