Saturday, November 12, 2016

Susan Page Davis Interview and #bookgiveaway!

Today I have the pleasure of introducing a blogging pal of mine. 

 

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 60 novels and novellas in the historical romance, mystery, and suspense genres. She is the mother of six and grandmother of ten. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband Jim. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com.


Welcome, Susan! We're so glad you could visit us today. What made you decide to become a writer? 
I’ve always loved stories and have written them since I was a child. I didn’t really think I could become a published author for many years, but I decided to give it a try, and I’ve been blessed with many published books.


What is the first book you remember reading?
Crybaby Calf, by Helen and Alf Evers. I absolutely loved that picture book!



Where did the inspiration for your latest book come from?
For the Seven Brides for Seven Texans collection, the theme and premise for the seven novellas was already in place. When I heard that each brother would have to marry to inherit his part of the ranch, I began to think about how the young man in my story—“For Love or Money”—would come to the aid of a young woman whose family was looked down on in the community. Jane and Crockett find that forgiveness and love are possible even in bleak circumstances.


Why do you write the genre you do?
I write western romance because my readers love it! I also write mysteries for another publisher. I write the kind of stories I like to read myself.


How does your faith and spirituality work in with your writing?
Some of my books have a strong faith thread, and others are more gentle, but all present my life values. My desire is to write stories that will honor God and serve a need for my readers, whether it’s entertainment, encouragement, or a challenge.

What are you working on next?
Today I’m working on a cozy mystery for Barbour Publishing, in the Tearoom Mysteries series. I’ve also got more western romances coming. Seven Brides for Seven Texans releases Dec. 1, and in March I’ll have two new books: Desert Moon and My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains.


How can readers connect with you?
Find me at:

Website: www.susanpagedavis.com
Twitter: @SusanPageDavis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susanpagedavisauthor

Very interesting. I'll have to look into those Tearoom Mysteries. Looks like you have some great stuff going on. Thank you so much for being with us!

About Seven Brides for Seven Texans:


Meet the seven Hart brothers of the 7-Heart ranch in central Texas. Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a wife and children—until their father decides 1874 will be the year his grown sons finally marry, or they will be cut from his will. How will each man who values his freedom respond to the ultimatum? Can love develop on a timeline, or will it be sacrificed for the sake of an inheritance? 

Links for Seven Brides for Seven Texans (Now available on Kindle, too!)

From ChristianBook.com:
From Amazon: 

We’re giving away a copy of Seven Brides for Seven Texans! It releases Dec. 1, and the winner will be one of the first to receive it. So be sure to leave Susan a comment to get your name in the drawing!


49 comments:

  1. I love these novella collections! This one sounds great. I've loved reading westerns since devouring my dad's Louis L'Amour collection as a teenager :) Congratulations on all your success Susan! Thanks for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Good morning, Heidi! I love novella collections too. I'm currently reading Basket Brigade Christmas collection. So far it's GREAT!

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    2. I loved Louis L'Amour's books too, Heidi!

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  2. I would so love to win this collection! I love the cover. Congratulations and thank you for this opportunity.

    debsbunch777(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Morning, Chappy! Thanks for stopping by. :D

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    2. Thanks, Debbie. Good to see you here.

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  3. I grew up watching westerns on TV with my Daddy and reading western themed stories remind me of those precious times. Thank you for writing stories that bring such joy.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too, Connie! I love that a lot of those old westerns are back now on cable and my kids can enjoy them too.

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  4. What a great idea for a collection of novellas! I'd love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    frontiersoffaith@annaleeconti.com

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    1. Isn't it though? I love the 7 Brides for 7 Brothers musical, so this one is on my "want to read soon" list. :D

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    2. And guess what, AnnaLee! There will be MORE "7 Brides" books coming. Already in the works are "7 Brides for 7 Mail-Order Husbands" and "7 Brides for 7 Texas Rangers."

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  5. I am so excited about this novella! The first thing that got my blood pumping faster was the title then I look to see who the authors are. Saw Susan's name and I knew the book was going to be so good plus with the other authors. Then the cover was a big plus for me because it is so exciting, funny and beautiful. My favorite genre is historical, especially in the west.

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    1. Forgot email:
      pam1lunsford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Sounds like one we gotta read, doesn't it, Pamela? :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I love reading books and would love to win this

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today, Patty! Best wishes in the giveaway.

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  7. The Tea Room Mystery Books are Great! Susan's book, "Tea Room for Two" was so good that I didn't put it down until I finished it.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for sharing your insight into Susan's book, Janet!
      Gotcha in the drawing.

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    2. Thanks for the mention, Janet. Tearoom Mysteries are available by subscription from Guideposts Books at shopguideposts.com. The first book can also be found on Amazon.

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  8. Great giveaway, it'd be awesome to win!!

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  9. Great authors write great books! Susan and her stories are winners in my book! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  10. Thank you all so much! This collection was a lot of fun, and the other authors were very professional.

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  11. I love reading the books that have a collection of novellas! Thanks for the giveaway!
    rita.navarre@yahoo.com

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  12. I LOVE collections, I've LOVED your stories and I can't wait to read this book! I also literally squealed about the Tearoom Mysteries series!!! LOL! I hope I get a chance to read and review both of them!!!!

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  13. I love westerns; and 7 in one sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love reading Novella's! And Westerns! Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read this book!

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  15. I love western family series which have continuing stories and characters. They involve you in the lives of the characters and you become invested in the storyline. I look forward to reading these stories.

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    1. I agree, Vera! They're among my favorites, too.

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  16. I enjoy novella collections. Thank you for sharing the interview and for the opportunity to win a copy of your new book.

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  17. I love the novella collections also. I enjoy reading all of these authors as well, I think there may be one new one in here for me so that will be a plus. I can hardly wait to read this one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  18. Susan's western themes were some of my first books when starting back to reading! I always pass them on, many times to my Nicaragua translator girls.

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I appreciate that, Melody! Great to know they are being enjoyed by others in Nicaragua.

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  19. Growing up on a ranch, I suppose it is natural I have always enjoyed westerns.....and the Collections are always such good reads! Thanks for the opportunity to participate! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Glad you like them, Cathy. It's true I grew up on the East coast (Maine) but I married an Oregon man and lived out there a while, too. It makes me feel like I'm at least part westerner.

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  20. Sounds like a fun collection!

    I have read several of Susan's western books, and really enjoy them all .

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  21. I have been following this one! On my want list. :) I love Susan's stories!

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  22. How fun to read that the book Susan first remembers reading is Crybaby Calf! I had that book too; probably still do. I grew up on a farm so books with farm animals were favorites. This novella collection sounds great. I've read and enjoyed several of Susan's books. I especially liked the Prairie Dreams series.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Moooove over, Pam, we think alike! My older sisters read that book to me so many times, I credit it with helping me learn to read early as I puzzled out which printed words matched the sounds. Glad you enjoyed Prairie Dreams. Lady Anne was a personal favorite of mine, too.

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  23. Thanks, Susan, for a great interview and giveaway!
    I love your books and I love westerns!

    seventysevensusieq AT yahoo DOT com

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  24. Seven Brides for Seven Texans will be a fun read to see how each son obtains their bride. Novellas are fun to read as you can read one tale when you don't have a lot of time for reading. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway. marilynridgway[at]gmail[dot]come

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  25. Love Susan's books and this collection is on my wanted list!
    dkstevensne AToutlook (DOT)com

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  26. This collection sounds great. Thank You!

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  27. This sounds like a great collection.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  28. Sounds great. Please enter me in the giveaway!
    slegan@yahoo.com

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  29. I love to read collection books and have always enjoyed reading my dad/brothers westerns. I think this collection sounds very interesting and can hardly wait to find out how each of the seven brothers fulfills their dad's ultimatum! Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. This looks like a fun and interesting book! Thank you for hosting a giveaway! I want to read this book now!!!

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