Today, I’m talking with Emily Worthing from the novel It’s Complicated.
1. Please tell us a little bit about what is currently going on in your life?
Charles ‘Black Ash’ Ashton temporarily abandons his jet-setting lifestyle to avoid being blamed for a multi-million pound poker scam and meets quiet, elegant math teacher Emily Worthing but the odds aren’t in their favor. After a disastrous affair cost Emily her heart and prestigious job she prizes honesty above all things. Ash makes his living at the poker table, where a little deviousness and the occasional white lie never hurt. Ash must leave behind his irresponsible past and Emily searches for the strength to forge a new future. Ash puts all his cards on the table one last time and he and Emily prove they’ve an ace in the hand called love.
2. What made you want your story to be told?
I want others to know that they are the only person who can change their life and that your past doesn’t have to determine your future.
3. What lead you to make the changes you did in your life?
A combination of people and events made me aware this was the time and I’d better not let it slip from my fingers.
4. In your life, what has empowered you?
I’m totally confident of my abilities in my chosen academic field and love the precision and logic of mathematics.
5. What are strengths and weaknesses?
I see my intelligence as a strength although some men have considered it a threat. I try to always be there for my friends and family when they need me. I know it’s a weakness to allow my twin sister, Claire, to always overshadow me but some things are hard to change. It’s going to be a battle but this time I intend to beat it once and for all. I gave in to my weakness for good-looking men once and it cost me dearly which is why I’m determined at the beginning of my story to keep Ash at arms’ length.
6. Describe what being a self-rescue princess (a strong, confident woman) means to you.
Not relying on another person to save me from my choices and using my own abilities to overcome difficulties and move forward in life the way I want.
7. What one advice/wisdom would you like to pass onto young women?
No self-respecting man wants a doormat apart from when he needs to wipe his dirty feet.
8. Favorite quote or Bible verse.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
9. If your story had a theme song, what would it be?
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor – because there were times I thought I wouldn’t but I have and I’m stronger than ever.
10. Will you be continuing your journey in written form?
Another book isn’t in my plans. I believe my story’s been told and the rest of my life is mine to enjoy in peace. I treasure my privacy and putting the first book out there was hard enough.
11. Is there anyone in your life (friend, family member) who will be sharing their life?
There’s nothing at the moment but my twin sister, Claire, has never liked to be one-upped by me so it wouldn’t surprise me if she had to have a go too. Of course knowing her it’d go straight to the top of the bestseller list 🙂
5 thoughts on “SRP Heroine Interview: Emily Worthing from It’s Complicated.”
Emily wanted me to thank you for sharing her story here today and hopefully empowering other women to be stronger.
I loved Emily’s story and how she stuck up for her beliefs and convictions. Enjoyed the interview.
Thanks, Steph, it’s what won Ash over in the end too.
I love strong confident women. That’s one of the things that made ‘It’s Complicated’ such a joy to read. Fun interview!
Thanks, Janet. I enjoyed seeing Emily truly come into her own too.