Susan Page Davis is the author of more than fifty published novels and novellas. Her historical novels have won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest. She has also been a finalist in the More than Magic Contest and Willa Literary Awards. Susan lives in western Kentucky with her husband and two youngest children. She’s the mother of six and grandmother of nine. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com
I write Christian fiction, mostly historical romance and contemporary mystery.
How would you label the overall mood of your stories: dark, gritty, poignant, sensitive, heart-warming, light, witty, humorous, adventurous?
Poignant and uplifting, sometimes humorous, and often adventurous.
What is the name of your latest book?
The Outlaw Takes a Bride
A sneak peek into what you're working on right now?
I am doing some revisions on a cozy mystery, but I just wrapped up a romantic novella set in the old West. It’s called The Cowboy Poet and will release in 2016. As soon as the revisions are done, I’ll go back to a project I put aside for a little while: a seafaring adventure that I’m writing with my son.
If you were in your heroine’s shoes when she meets the hero of your story, would you react differently than she? How so?
I am not sure I would cut Johnny as much slack as Sally does.
What do you do for a fun break if you find yourself overwhelmed with writing pressures?
Logic puzzles work for me, as does getting outside for some activity.
Do you blog? If so, leave us the address.
I blog once a month (on the 23rd) on the www.hhhistory.com blog. You can also sign up for my occasional newsletter at: https://madmimi.com/signups/118177/join
Bonus fun questions:
Which is your favorite hot drink to sip while reading? Tea, coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider, wassail or other?
Black tea. Tetley’s British Blend is a good one.
In The Outlaw Takes a Bride, Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn’t commit. At his brother Mark’s ranch in Texas, where he thought he could take refuge, he finds his brother dead. Johnny strongly resembles his brother, and the people in town think he is Mark. Reluctantly at first, Johnny assumes Mark’s identity. But what will he do when he learns Mark has been corresponding with a widow in St. Louis? Sally Golding is en route to be a mail-order bride to Mark. Johnny must decide whether or not to go through with the wedding, posing as his brother. But Sally has secrets she's hiding, too. How will a marriage survive with so much deception?
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