Friday, April 1, 2011

Susan Page Davis ~ Interview + Giveaway!

*You can earn up to 4 entries in this giveaway. Read below for details*

Today author Susan Page Davis is telling us about her new book, Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada (April 2011). She has offered an autographed copy of her book to one lucky commenter. She will also be stopping by throughout the week to answer your questions! So if you have anything you want to ask her, you can leave a comment on this post to find out the answer!

Author bio:
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 30 novels in the historical romance, mystery, romantic suspense, and romance genres. Her latest electronic book, Mailbox Mayhem, includes a story originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and a companion story. A Maine native, Susan lives in western Kentucky with her editor husband Jim and the two youngest of their six children. Visit Susan at her Website: http://www.susanpagedavis.com/

Welcome, Susan! Tell us about your salvation experience.
I was saved as a child after attending Vacation Bible School. My parents were young Christians, and I grew up in church. At VBS I understood that I needed to receive Christ personally.

How do you handle disasters/BIG problems? Do you have a funny or interesting story showcasing how you handle them?
Not very well. I prefer to be prepared, but sometimes life knocks you silly. I usually cry, pray, and get some advice from people wiser than I am.

Tell us something surprising about yourself that readers may not know.
I once tied a murderer’s necktie. I was reporting on the trial for a newspaper and after the lunch break I went back into the courtroom early. No one else was back yet except the defendant and his guard. The guard was trying to help the man tie his tie, but was having trouble doing it “backward.” He asked if I could tie one on another person, so I did it. Later that day, the defendant was convicted of murder.

What is one book that you recently read and would recommend to your readers?
I just read Raider’s Heart, by Marcia Gruver, in her new Backwoods Brides series. I enjoyed it a lot. Now I’m starting to read The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. I know I’m going to love this one, too.

What is your favorite time of day to write?
Morning. I droop late in the day. Definitely a morning person.

If you compared your writing style to any other Christian Fiction author, who would it be? Also, how would you rate the romance in your books?
My romance is mostly G-rated. In my new book, Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, it’s definitely a “proper” romance. I am not sure whose stories mine would compare with—possibly DiAnn Mills.

What are you working on now or going to write next?
I just finished writing Captive Trail, a historical set in 1857 Texas. It’s part of the new Texas Trails series from Moody. The series will open in August, with Darlene Franklin’s book, Lone Star Trail, then my Captive Trail, and then Vickie McDonough’s The Long Trail Home in October. In spring 2012, three more books will release: Darlene’s A Ranger’s Trail; my Cowgirl Trail; and Vickie’s End of the Trail. We’re very excited about this new series, following the Morgan family through six decades of Texas history.

Book’s back cover blurb:
Prince Edward Island pulls out all the stops to prepare for the visit of Prince Albert Edward (Queen Victoria’s son, later King Edward VII) in 1860. Molly Orland, a farmer’s daughter, is hired as a housemaid at the governor’s mansion, where the prince and his entourage will stay. Peter Stark is sent ahead of the royal party to ensure the arrangements are in order. Though Peter and Molly are attracted to each other, there seems to be no future for them, since Peter must soon leave with his master, the Earl of Washburn, and Molly will lose her job if discovered to be engaging in a flirtation with one of the visitors. However, Molly’s family harbors a secret that connects her family to Washburn’s. Can she and Peter overcome the past and set right a 60-year-old wrong?

What research did you have to do for this book?
I visited Prince Edward Island and went to many of its historical sites (and Green Gables, of course). I spent some time researching at the archives in Charlottetown and also visited Province House (known as the Colonial Building in the time of my story), where a ball was held for the prince in 1860. I also visited museums and saw the governor’s mansion, as well as enjoying the natural beauty of the island. When I got home I used many books and the Internet to continue my research.

How can readers get in contact with you?
My Website is at: www.susanpagedavis.com and I’d love to see you there!

Is there anything you would like to add, or tell your readers?
I am giving away a copy of Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island here, and I also give away several books each month on my Website (winners choose the book they want).
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**USA or Canada addresses only, please**

Okay readers, here is your chance to win an autographed copy of Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada!

TO ENTER:

*Leave a comment with your name and email address (so I can contact you if you win). The comment is mandatory. You will not be entered unless you leave a comment AND your email address.

*If you leave a comment you will be entered unless you specify that you do not want to be entered.

*Here are the ways to get entries:

(First entry) The mandatory comment saying you would like to be entered with your email address.

+1 Become one of my followers OR subscribe to my blog by email.

+2 Read and leave a comment on my review of A Stranger's Wish

**You can earn a total of 4 entries if you do all of the above entry options. Make sure to tell me in your entry comment on this post which of the things you did to get extra entries. (You can put them on one comment if you want to, you don’t have to separate each entry into its own comment or anything like that.)**

*The contest will run from today (April 1) until 6:00 CST on Thursday (April 7). I will announce the winner that night. The winner is always randomly drawn. I will contact the winner either directly after choosing him/her or on Friday the 8th, and then that person will have one week to reply. If the winner doesn't reply within that time period, I will pick a new winner.

Good luck! Thanks for visiting.

46 comments:

Casey said...

I love, love, love, love, LOVE this cover!

Let me say that one more time, I LOOOOOVE THIS COVER!

Wow, Summerside hit this one out of the park!

Carman, PLEASE enter me. :)

I am a follower
And I read and commented on your review.

THANK YOU!!

caseymh18(@)Gmail.com

Faye Rhys said...

Great interview!
PEI. Anne of Green Gables. That's what I think of when I hear PEI.
Sounds like a great book!

I really like Susan Page Davis's books!

crazi.swans(at)gmail.com

P.S. I left a comment on you review of A Stranger's Wish, and I am a follower.

Bluerose said...

I would LOVE to be entered!! I'm currently reading Anne of Green Gables for the 1st time, so I can't help but think of it when I see Prince Edward Island.

Susan, it's awesome that you got to do research by visiting the island. That has to be a definite memory maker!!

+1
I'm a follower.

+2
I commented at A Stranger's Wish

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks so much!

~Kristin
anticonformity_chick@yahoo.com

Amber S. said...

I agree with Casey--this cover is so beautiful!!!

I would LOVE a chance to win a signed copy of this book! Definitely brings to mind Anne of Green Gables. :)

~Amber

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

P.S. +1 I'm a follower. :)

Katy said...

This LFY looks like a really fun read! Please count me in for this giveaway!

I am a follower to your blog!

~ Katy
agirlslegacy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am new to the love finds me books but so far I really enjoy the one I have got. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be able to win this. Please enter me for the chance to win this book. * Carmen sent me.* Thanks so much :)
saradawson09(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy said...

My mom has several of the Love Finds You books and she loves them. Hopefully, I can win for her....or me. :)

Amy said...

Whoops I forgot to leave my e-mail.
amyholbrook2003[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kirsten said...

It sounds like a wonderful book!
fancynoodle[at]yahoo[dot]ca
I'm subscribed to your blog.

Susan Page Davis said...

Thanks, everybody. I love the cover, too. I showed them a painting of the 1864 ball held in the same room as the prince's ball and they gave Molly a gown similar to one in the painting for me.

apple blossom said...

nice book cover. Love PEI never been before but feel i have through avonlea series

please include me in this drawing I love LFY books.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gfc follower/ email subscriber

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

left a comment at A stranger's wish review post
entry #1

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

left a comment at A stranger's wish review post
entry #2

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Merry said...

I love Susan's books, she is an awesome writer. I can't wait to read LFY in Prince Edward Island, I fell in love with the island as I watched the Ann of Green Gables movies & The Road to Avonlea series. Please add me to the drawing.

I'm a follower.
I left a comment on your book review

worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

noseinanovel said...

Wow, what a gorgeous cover! I have to read this, as it's set in PEI and that's the home of our favorite red-haired heroine :)

Susan's "surprising fact" was, whoa, surprising and kinda crazy.

Please enter me to win this book! It's going on my TBR list.

ksmiley2[at]kent[dot]edu

noseinanovel said...

+1 for following via my GoogleReader

ksmiley2[at]kent[dot]edu

Susan Page Davis said...

Thanks, friends old and new. And yeah, I guess my courtroom experience was kinda crazy--I thought so at the time. I don't tell that story often, and it always makes people blink. Maybe I should put it in a book. You just never know what will happen, do you?

Charity said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! PEI is one of my favorite places and the cover of this book looks so much like Anne of Green Gables:) Thanks for the chance at winning.

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

GFC follower as Charity.

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

Left a comment on your review post #1

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

Left a comment on review post #2

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Courtney said...

The cover to this book is amazing and I love books that have princes, balls, etc going on!! It sounds amazing!! Please enter me in for the drawing!

kcmelone[at]yahoo[dot]com

Courtney said...

I already am a follower and subscriber to your blog!! ;-)

kcmelone[at]yahoo[dot]com

Courtney said...

I made a comment on your review and I really respect your honesty! Thanks!

kcmelone[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anne Payne said...

Susan, A murderer, huh? I suppose not too many folks can top that one :)Your book has a delightfully beautiful cover, and I'm sure it's going to be just as delightful inside! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

Anne Payne said...

I'm a follower.

homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

Anne Payne said...

Left a comment on your review.

hoemsteading[at]charter[dot]net

PriviesAndPrims said...

I have some of the other "Love Finds You" books and would love to read this one also~

Doreen
priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

Hope Chastain said...

It sounds wonderful & looks great! Please enter me, too! I'm already a blog follower, but not sure if I'm e-mail subscribed...

Anyway, wb6oxm [at] juno [dot] com.
Thank you!

Hope

Maureen said...

I really enjoy reading LFY books...and I love this area of the World.

+1 I am a follower and a subscriber.

+2 I left a comment on your review of A Stranger's Wish.


alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Leanne said...

Ooh, I'd love to read this!!

+1 I'm a follower/subscriber, too!

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

Leanne said...

+2 I read and commented on the review!

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com


Oh, and just so you know, you said in your post that this giveaway runs from April 1- March 7. ;-)

Susan Page Davis said...

Good catch, Leanne! Thanks for coming by.

Anita Yancey said...

I really enjoyed the interview. Sounds like a wonderful book. Love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC/Subscribe by email.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

This books sounds so interesting. I visited Prince Edward Island as a youngster and look forward to "visiting" it again through this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com


+1 I am a follower and a subscriber

Mary B.

Amy said...

Hi. The cover is really lovely. This book sounds really good. I would love to win it. Please enter me. Thanks.

arsmelser6[at]gmail[dot]com

Shelly said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance.

I follow you on GFC.

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Susan Page Davis said...

Thanks for all the encouragement.

Patsy said...

I have read some of Susan's writings and they are great! Love her books. Know this book will be great as well. Count me in on the giveaway.

plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Team Hermon said...

Looks like a GREAT read with an important message!

Just found your site and I am excited about following your blog!

Blessings!
m
hmarciahill@yahoo.com

splashesofjoy said...

I love the cover of this book! And I love the Love Finds You books...I would love to have a copy of this one! Oh and I also love Susan's books.
I am a follower
I posted a comment of a strangers wish
I also put your button on my blog :)
Blessings.....Joy
ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

Sheila said...

Enjoyed the interview. Book sounds like a great read. Historial fictions are my favorite.

true_sheila at yahoo dot com

Carman said...

Thanks, Leanne for your help! I hadn't caught that! :D LOL