This week is a fun week with Susan Page Davis. This is a wonderful author and a giving person when it comes to saying a kind word to unpublished writers. She's also a fun person. She is also giving away a copy of The Ladies Maid. Comment this week and your name will be in the drawing. Please give your name and email address. If you name and email address is not in your comment, your comment will be disqualified. I will draw noon, Monday, January,16, 2012. Good luck and I hope you enjoy Susan as much as I do.
KA: Some of the readers may be new, and would like to learn more about you. So, tell us a little about yourself, married, children, and I know grandchildren. What do you like to do for fun?
SPD: I have been married 35 years and have 6 children and 8 grandchildren. I’m from Maine, but have lived in western Kentucky for about 20 months. I enjoy needlework, reading, genealogy, and travel.
KA: How did you come up with the idea for The Lady’s Maid?
SPD: My editor asked for a prairie story, and I was working at the time on a different book that involved royalty (Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island). I read a lot about the customs and protocol of the day. The idea of aristocrats on a wagon train struck me as a fun way to bring the Victorian period to the West.
KA: Susan and I live a few miles apart, so it’s hard for me to think of a question to ask. When will the next book in the series come out?
SPD: Lady Anne’s Quest will release April 1. It will answer a lot of questions readers have about Anne and her uncle David. The third book will come out in October.
KA: How many books have you finished that will come out in the future?
SPD: Well, I just this morning finished the rough draft of the third book in this series, A Lady in the Making. I have a Heartsong book coming out in March—Almost Arizona. Coming in April, along with Lady Anne’s Quest, is Cowgirl Trail, part of the Texas Trails series. And I have some books coming out from Guideposts—Secrets in the Storm is my February book, #19 in the Patchwork Mysteries series, and I’m doing a couple of installments in the Miracles of Marble Cove series, but those aren’t written yet.
KA: What is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you?
SPD: That’s a toss-up. Maybe hearing that my first book was bought. But I’d have to put my marriage to Jim and the birth of our first child up there too.
KA: What is the strangest thing that has happened to you?
SPD: I had a stroke in 1997. It affected the language part of my brain, but I’m happy to say, I’ve had no residual effects.