Author Interview: Revived by Grace by Emma Clay


Author Emma Clay

Emma Clay is a writer who shares her own experiences about her encounters with self and her bad decisions. She shares how she transformed a life that seemed hopeless and seeks to give answers to your own questions.  She is dedicated to sharing her true stories with others, in the hopes they will avoid the same pot holes, pitfalls, and detours in their own lives.

She loves people, and her need to share this love will hopefully encourage others to find their own way.


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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?


I would definitely travel to the past, but only if I could keep what I had learned and relive some of my own life.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?


Jesus, Oswald Chambers, Charles Stanley, David Maxwell, Walt Disney.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?


Bible, paper and pen, (or maybe my husband, if he could get off work).
What is one book everyone should read?


Without question—the Bible.
If you were a superhero what would your name be?


The Flying Rescuer.


If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?


Well, Jesus still lives, so I guess Peter or Oswald Chambers
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?


Fruit—lots of it.


Pet Peeves?


People abusing the handouts from our tax dollars.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.


The story could be about you, so it will make you think.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?


Right now, I’m working on a novel, which is a different kind of writing for me.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?


It was the only way I knew to release and then share what I had learned. I knew I needed to pass along everything I had lived through and learned, and so that was the inspiration for first starting to write.


If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?


The Swiss Family Robinson
What is your dream cast for your book?


Emma would be played by my daughter, who graduated in acting from UCLA. Mr. Charismatic would be played by Russell Crowe. My mom would be played by Jessica Lange, and my dad by Clint Eastwood. Gary Oldman would be a good Mr. Schnake from my third book.


What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?


Grimms Fairy Tales and Homer’s Odyssey.


What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?


Tell your story and make your life count.
What is your favorite Quote?


Two natures beat inside my breast,

One is fowl and one is blessed,

One I love and one I hate,

The one I feed will dominate.


When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?


Well this changed with age. I remember some of them were writer, archeologist, and oceanographer.
How did you know you should become an author?


My pastor told me I was a writer. I think I drove him crazy with my thoughts.
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?


New mattress—we need one desperately.
Which authors have influence you most how?


John Maxwell. He is business man who lived like the Bible taught. I highly respect that because it’s very hard. It’s a battle.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?


I rested my mind and thought of nothing.  I had never thought of nothing before.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?


My pastor because he is very smart and down to earth. He understands humans, and he does not think more highly of himself than he ought.




Revived by Grace

Emma Clay lived a life of rebellion, led astray by her own desires and her attraction to an indulgent life and a difficult man. This book is her memoir, telling the powerful story of her downward decline and the way God brought her back to himself through his love.
Moving between personal storytelling, Biblical reflection, and political application, Revived by Grace is a book that speaks to the wounded place in all of us that can be healed only by the grace of God.