30 October 2009

Getting to know you Thursday with Susan Page Davis and giveaway

Welcome Susan Page Davis to getting to know you Thursday. Sorry its a little late I was having issues with my anti virus and a broken mouse.

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I grew up in Maine, the extreme northeast of the USA. I have a degree in history and I’m a certified farrier (blacksmith). I’m the mother of six (four are grown college graduates and two are teenagers still at home). I also have five adorable grandchildren. I started writing fiction about 10 years ago. My husand is a recently retired news editor.

2. When you were a child did you have a favourite book or books?

I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. A few of my favorites as a child were the Miss Pickerell books by Ellen MacGregor and the Trixie Belden series. My sisters and I pored over the poetry volumes of the Childcraft books.

3. Do you have a favourite Genre to both read and right write?

I love to read mystery and suspense, but I also read history (true and fictional), romance, and just about anything that comes my way. As to writing—whatever I’m working on now is my favorite. Today it’s historical romance.

4. Did you have favourite authors growing up who have influenced you?

I don’t think so. I read voraciously, often above my grade level. I’d get lost in the story. A lot of the stories I wrote as a child were mysteries, so probably those made the most enduring impression.

5. When did you know you wanted to be an author?

Very early. At least by age 9.

6. How did you go about becoming an author?

I assumed it was beyond reach for a long time. But as an adult, after working 21 years for a newspaper, I decided to try fiction seriously.

7. If you were not a writer what would you like to be?

A horse trainer.

8. Outside reading and writing what do you like to do?

I enjoy needlework, logic problem, and genealogy. I also like the outdoors.

9. Do you have a place you love to visit or would love to visit?

I went to England once while in college and would love to visit there again.

10. If you could have a meal with 3 living people who would you choose and why?

My three married children. They live from 1,200 to 4,000 miles from me, and I rarely get to sit down with them.

Finally can you tell us about your current books and/or any that will be coming out soon. Also where we can find you on the web.

Hearts in the Crosshairs releases next week. The heroine, Jillian Goff, has just taken the oath of office as Maine’s first female governor when someone shoots at her. Dave Hutchins and other members of the state’s Executive Protection Unit have to keep her safe and find out who is trying to kill her.

In December, look for The Sheriff’s Surrender, book 1 of my new series, The Ladies’ Shooting Club, set in 1885 Idaho.

My Web site is at: http://www.susanpagedavis.com/

Susan has generously offered one reader of my blog a chance to win a copy of Hearts in the crosshair. To have a chance of winning please leave a comment and a way to contact you (if I dont know how to contact you) by Monday November 9 midday Aussie time.


Linda said...

Love suspense stories. This one sounds fantastic. Please enter me.
USA (didn't know if only for AU or USA also.)
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Carrie (Vic) said...

This sounds fun .... I love suspense books like this. The Ladies shooting club also sounds like it will be interesting

Anonymous said...

I would enjoy reading this beautiful story...thanks for the opportunity.

karen k

Anonymous said...

Please enter me too!
Sounds great.


Donna Joy said...

I would like to be entered too, it sounds really good. Thank you!!!

Donna Joy

Cherie J said...

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


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