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?
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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!
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!)