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SUSAN PAGE DAVIS!!!
Good morning, Susan and welcome to My Book Addiction and More.
MBA&M: Give our readers some insights into Susan Page Davis?
SUSAN: I’m a mother and grandmother. I was born and grew up in Maine. I home schooled my six children and worked part time many years as a correspondent for a daily newspaper. I began seriously writing fiction in 1999, and quit my day job around 2007. I now have about 40 novels published. My husband and I and our two youngest children now live in western Kentucky.
MBA&M: What made you decide to write historical fiction with a twist?
SUSAN: It’s a type of story I love to read. I’ve always been fascinated by history and what we can learn from it. By adding some mystery or suspense to the story, I hope to keep the reader intrigued.
MBA&M: Who is your favorite character in “LADY ANNE’S QUEST”?
SUSAN: Whitey Pogue, the old-timer, was lots of fun to write. I also like Anne a lot. Whitey is a minor character, but he plays an important part in helping Anne find her uncle.
SUSAN: Lady Anne and Dan Adams find a man living in Uncle David’s house, but Anne is sure he’s an impostor. They set out to find her real uncle in the mining fields near Scottsburg, Oregon. Along the way they do have adventures and meet some very interesting characters. Meanwhile, Uncle David has met a wily woman with designs on his fortune. When a mysterious stranger takes a pot shot at him, things get chaotic.
MBA&M: How many books will be in the “Prairie Dreams Series”?
SUSAN: Three. This is the second, after The Lady’s Maid. The final installment, A Lady in the Making, will release in October. That one will follow David Stone as he embarks on his journey to claim his title and estate and meets unexpected obstacles.
MBA&M: When you do a series,do you know from the start who will be what hero/heroine,who will be the villian,and what book will be first in the series?
SUSAN: Usually I do, but my editor asked me to change a few things in this series. Instead of giving Lady Anne a romance in the first book, it was her maid, Elise Finster, who fell in love. And I had planned to introduce a new hero in Lady Anne’s Quest, but Dan Adams grew on me (and a lot of readers), so I brought him back to do the honors. There was never a question about book 3. That had to be David’s story. As to the villains, I killed off one that I had intended to take to the end. Book 3 will reveal the villain behind the villain.
MBA&M: Do your characters jump out at you or beg for an appearance?
SUSAN: Dan really worked on me until I admitted he was a real hero. Sam Hastings is one character in this book who tied me in knots. I was going to let him disappear into the Oregon wilderness, but decided to bring him back briefly in book 3.
MBA&M: If you could step into one of your books, which one would it be and why?
SUSAN: I’d love to visit Lady Anne in 1850s Oregon—but I wouldn’t want to live there. I lived in Oregon in the 1970s, and it was very nice. But we had all the modern conveniences. I admire her pluck.
MBA&M: Have you always wanted to be an author, and if you were not what would be your career choice?
SUSAN: I’ve always enjoyed writing and making up stories. Before becoming a novelist, I wrote nonfiction for newspapers and magazines, and I would probably still be at it.
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Susan, would you like to add anything else today?
Thanks a lot for having me over. I’d love to see readers at my website: www.susanpagedavis.com .
THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH US TODAY,WHAT A PLEASURE AND AN HONOR!!
LADY ANNE’S QUEST
SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Finding an imposter instead of her uncle means Anne’s quest must continue after The Lady’s Maid is wed, and Dan is determined to protect her from the swindlers now trailing her. But though he’s good at keeping her safe, he’s certain he’ll never be able to convince Anne to be his wife since her sights are set on finding her uncle and returning to England. As her quest becomes even more difficult—and dangerous—Anne finds her feelings for Dan changing. Will she soon be envisioning a new life in America?
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