I’ve always been interested in history. My parents valued family heritage and history highly. I was a college history major. There are so many fascinating true stories in the past! They inspire me to write fiction, but sometimes the true story is more incredible than the fictional one. And yes, I write mystery, suspense and women’s fiction as well.
Are there any other Christian Historical Fiction authors that you think your readers would enjoy?
There are many out there! I personally enjoy Kim Sawyer, Deeanne Gist, Tracie Peterson, Vickie McDonough, Cathy Marie Hake, and others.
Are there bits and pieces that were cut in editing that you might ever share with your readers?
Yes, if space had allowed, I would have shared more about Anne and Daniel’s childhoods.
Is the Prairie Dreams Series for those who loved romantic comedy?
While there are many humorous moments, especially in The Lady’s Maid, I wouldn’t dub this series as comedy.
What is your favorite scene from Lady Anne’s Quest?
I love the scene where Millie, the con artist, comes face to face with Lady Anne, wearing Anne’s gown—which she stole. Lady Anne’s Quest is the second book in the series, and the third book, A Lady in the Making, will release in October.
How would you relate your writing experience and research to some Creative Madness?
The research does sometimes drive one to distraction. I have lived in western Oregon, but finding out what was actually there in 1855 was quite a task. My friends know that I don’t go out much during the last month of writing a book. I’m glued to my desk. I know everything won’t be perfect, but I want to come as close as possible.
What is something that you have never told anyone in an author interview?
I was a champion speller in junior high.
What is the one thing that you want to leave readers of Lady Anne’s Quest pondering over?
I think sometimes fiction can draw us closer to God by helping us to examine issues that we’d be uncomfortable confronting in real life.
Please please tell us about your next planned project…
I am working on another series proposal for Barbour with lots of historical action, romance, and fun.
Tell us about your blog and participation in other blogs… (web presence, social networking)
I have a website at http://www.susanpagedavis.com. I give away books there at the end of every month, and readers can email me from my site. I also have a FaceBook page that my daughter and husband maintain for me (I personally don’t have access, but they update it for me):