Friday, May 20, 2011

My Friend Susan Page Davis - Interview and Giveaway!

Today I'm happy to welcome Susan Page David back to my blog to talk about her novella in the collection Wyoming Weddings. Glad to talk to you again, Susan!

Readers, Susan has generously offered a copy of the collection to one lucky winner--to be entered, leave a comment below with an email address where I can reach you.

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About Wyoming Weddings

Wyoming Weddings includes three complete novels. through the challenges of life and love in Wyoming. Saddle up with Ruby on an endurance horseback ride that bonds her with the local veterinarian and leads to crime-solving adventure in Trail to Justice (by Susan Page Davis). Ride along with Randi who drives a truck throughout the state. She befriends a traveling minister at a time when she longs to be home with her niece in Hearts on the Road (by Diana Brandmeyer). Sympathize with Bethany and her family as their guest ranch is threatened just when a city slicker arrives with a bunch of teens in A Wagonload of Trouble (by Vickie McDonough). Can these women surmount their troubles to pursue romance with the new men in their lives?

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About Susan

Susan Page Davis is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels, including the Ladies’ Shooting Club series and Frasier Island Series. A native of Maine, she now lives in Kentucky.

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What's your latest book?

Wyoming Weddings, from Barbour, released May 1. It’s a collection of three contemporary romances set in Wyoming. My story, Trail to Justice, comes first in the book. It’s followed by Diana Brandmeyer’s Hearts on the Road and Vickie McDonough’s A Wagonload of Trouble.

The sport of endurance riding has interested me for many years. I wrote a book for young people about it (Sarah’s Long Ride) and also did several nonfiction articles on the sport. I decided to put some adults in the saddle for this book that I wrote for Heartsong Presents. In Trail to Justice, Ruby Dale is a police dispatcher who likes to trail ride on weekends. She’s helped with endurance rides, but never had the chance to compete. Now she has the opportunity, and to make it even better, veterinarian Chuck Sullivan is also entered in the 100-mile race. When the defending champion takes a shine to them and pushes Ruby and Chuck to try to finish in the top three with him, they find adventures they never expected.


What fun! I took riding lessons for about a year when I was 10. I like to remember myself as being better at it than I really was, LOL. What's your favorite part of the story?

I love the way Ruby relies on God to help her complete the most difficult task she’s ever faced—and I’m not talking about the trail ride, but I don’t want to spill the beans.

Teasing us, are you? Crafty. ;-) What was the hardest part to write?

Blending the romance with the action and the mystery.

I bet you did a stellar job! What do you hope your readers will get out of the story?

Even when you think you’ve made a huge mess of things, God is still in control. Let Him work it out!


Amen to that! Thank heavens He can see it all clearly, eh? So let's talk nitty-gritty. Is there any one thing or reference you keep handy when writing? Anything you kept around for this particular book?

For this book, the American Endurance Riding Conference’s Website was a big help. English Through the Ages is indispensable when I’m writing historicals.

And what are you writing right now?

I’m writing Lady Anne’s Quest, which will be the second book in my new Prairie Dreams series. The first book, The Lady’s Maid, will release in October. In it, Lady Anne Stone and her maid leave England in 1855 to look for Anne’s uncle, who has disappeared into the American West.

Ah, sounds wonderful! Any upcoming releases we should keep our eye out for?

Yes. Next week I’ll receive my editor’s suggestions for revisions on Captive Trail. This book is part of the new Texas Trails series from Moody, and I’m very excited about it. In 1857 Texas, a stagecoach driver finds an unconscious woman lying in the road—a white woman dressed as a Comanche. He’s determined to find out who she is and reunite her with her family. Captive Trail releases September 1.

We'll keep our eye out for the Prairie Dreams ones too!

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Thanks so much for visiting again, Susan! Readers, check out her website at www.susanpagedavis.com. You can purchase Wyoming Weddings at Amazon or ChristianBook.

Void where prohibited. Entry into the contest is considered verification of eligibility based on your local laws. Chance of winning depends on number of entries. Contest ends 5/27/11. Winner will have two weeks to claim prize.

8 comments:

  1. I love Wyoming! One of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the world! According to me, of course. Thanks Roseanna and Susan for the lovely interview!

    I'll be looking out for those upcoming releases!

    Please enter me

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  2. I agree Wyoming is a beautiful place! I would love to enter the drawing. amygail0707@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to win this book. I love weddings and the books that Susan writes. Never read one of hers I didn't like. Thanks for the chance to win one. ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com

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  4. Wyoming Weddings sounds like a great trio of books. Susan is always a favorite for me!
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  5. This sounds like a really great read! Thanks for a chance to win this book!

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  6. i'm interested in reading this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

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  7. Great interview! I'd love to read this new book!

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  8. This sounds like a great book! I would love to read it!

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