Sunday, December 13, 2009

THE SHERIFF'S SURRENDER - Susan Page Davis - Free Books

Love having Susan back with us. This new story looks interesting. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
I try not to do that, but I suppose they are all influenced by my experiences.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?

Even when I was small, I liked to make up stories. But being a writer as an occupation wasn’t really within my horizon when I was a child.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.

I like mystery, suspense, and romantic comedy. I enjoy reading true history, biography, and survival stories. I have a collection of captivity narratives.

What other books have you written, whether published or not?

I’ve written about fifteen historical novels (eleven in print), and about fifteen suspense novels (seven have been published), two published novels for children/young adult, and three mysteries published with my daughter Megan. I’ve also done about ten contemporary romance, three of which are published so far.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?

Sometimes I have to walk away from the computer for a while. Usually when things go really insane, I realize I haven’t spent enough time in God’s Word and prayer, and I try to get back on track. I also think not watching the news every night helps.

How do you choose your characters’ names?

This is one of the hard parts, in my opinion. I tend to grab the same names over and over. And if I don’t like a name, I can only use it for a character I don’t like.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?

My family—with God’s grace, we have six wonderful young adult children, two sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law, and six terrific grandchildren.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?

For a while I would like to be a dog and get lots of head-pats. But I’d probably get tired of that quickly, since I’m not a dog lover.

What is your favorite food?


What advice would you give to an author just starting out?

Read a lot. Write every day. Network. Repeat.

Tell us about the story.

A murder in Fergus, Idaho, has the town’s women scared. But the men don’t seem able to stop the rash of thefts, assaults, and vandalism that follow. Half a dozen women band together to arm themselves against trouble. The gunsmith's plain sister, the emporium's owner, a couple of rancher's wives and saloon girls take their shooting lessons seriously. The men are skeptical at first and slightly amused. The new minister's wife shocks the town by joining the club, and other women follow her lead.

When they show no sign of letting up on their drill, the men beg the sheriff to disband the club and put their women back where they belong. Those are fighting words to the ladies. Domestic rebellion threatens until a new murder grabs everyone's attention. Will the sheriff and his men find the killer and put him away? Or will that honor belong to the Ladies' Shooting Club?

Sounds like a wonderful read. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Come visit me at
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G.R.I.T.S. said...

Sounds like an interesting Read! Please sign me up!!!

Rae Byuel

Mark said...

I'd like to enter

Merry said...

It sounds like the sheriff has his hands full! Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

Casey said...

I would love to read this book! I have been interested ever since I saw it on the ACFW new release page. Sign me up, please!

Edna said...

I like Susan's books, please enter me


Ausjenny said...

Dont enter me I finished this last night and its great.
love the book.

Susan Page Davis said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks for stopping in. This book is my first long historical, though I've done about 10 short ones for Heartsong Presents. I do love the people of Fergus, Idaho. Creating this town was lots of fun. Hey, Jenny, thanks for your kind words. Merry, you're right. Ethan hardly knows what to do with everything that's going on. Hope you all enjoy this series.

collettakay said...

I want to read this book!!


Sarah R said...

Sounds like a good book. Enter me in the drawing.

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CherryBlossomMJ said...

*not an entry*

This one is in my stack to be read this week. Sounds fabulous!


Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Unknown said...

OOO!! I have this one on my wish-list!! Would love to win it:) Please enter me. Thanks!!!


Georgette said...

Sounds like a good read.

Wendy said...

I love Susan's books. Thanks.

Sherry Kuhn said...

What can I say...I LOVE Susan's books and am looking forward to reading this one! It sounds like fun!

Please enter me in the drawing.

Hope said...

I'd love to read this! Please enter me!

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

This sounds awesome! Please enter me!

Anna W.

kristen said...

GIRL POWER!! I love it! How fun.
Please enter me in the drawing.

Amber Holcomb said...

This book sounds fun and interesting! I liked her book "Wyoming Brides." Thanks for a chance to win this one!

Carole said...

What an interesting plot! I appreciate the chance to win a copy of Susan's book.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carla Gade said...

Read, write, network, repeat - Good advice! Great interview, Lena and Susan!

(Please exclude me from the contest as I will have a copy.)

Michelle said...

Thank you for entering me!

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Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

Carla said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the drawing.

Susan Page Davis said...

Your comments are cheering me up--it's 4 p.m. here and getting dark. Since we're edging up to the winter solstice, we have less than 9 hours of daylight each day here. But this group is full of sunshine. Thank you all! We're having a white Christmas for sure.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this book...a wonderful post.

Ashley (Ibreath2read) said...

Carman sent me over here and I'm really glad I came. Wonderful interview, Mrs. Dooley. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Even if I don't win, I'm gonna get this book. It sounds like a really fantastic read:~)

love Y'all,

Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Please enter me.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Marla said...

Another great book by Page. Thank you for the giveaway.

Patty Wysong said...

This sounds great! =]

Susan Page Davis said...

I always enjoy the fellowship here on Lena's site. This was a fun visit! The sun is shining on the snow here today, and it's inspiring me to get to work on the next story. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! Please enter me. Thanks. Esther.

Rosalie Patience said...

Please enter me in the drawing! It sounds like an amazing book.

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adge said...

This looks like a fun read. I always like books with an intriguing plot.