Susan and Megan Davis this week

» Posted on Sep 22, 2008 in Blog | 6 comments


Congratulations, Stormi, you are the winner of The Face of Deceit by Ramona Richards. Also congratulations to Cheryl. You are the winner of Snowbound Colorado Christmas.

This week I am hosting Susan and Megan Davis, a mother/daughter team, who have written Treasure at Blue Heron Lake, A Mainely Murder Mystery. Susan also writes under Susan Page Davis. If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this book, please leave a comment with your email address or email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawing will end Sunday night.

Susan Page Davis (her bio from her Web site):
HI! I’m so glad you came to visit my site! Feel free to email me. I try to respond personally to each contact with readers and other writers.

I’m a native of central Maine, and grew up on a small farm with a wonderful mom and dad, three sisters and a brother. Most of my books take place in small towns, many of them in Maine.

My husband, Jim, and I moved to his birth state, Oregon, for a while after we were married, but decided to move back to Maine and be near my family. We’re so glad we did. It allowed our six children to grow up feeling close to their cousins and grandparents, and some of Jim’s family have even moved to Maine!

Our children are all home-schooled. The two youngest are still learning at home. Jim is an editor at a daily newspaper.

I’ve always loved reading, history, and horses. These things come together in several of my historical books. My young adult novel, Sarah’s Long Ride, also spotlights horses and the rugged sport of endurance riding. I took a vocational course in horseshoeing after earning a bachelor’s degree in history. I don’t shoe horses anymore, but the experience has come in handy in writing my books.

Another longtime hobby of mine is genealogy, which has led me down many fascinating paths. I’m proud to be a DAR member! Some of Jim’s and my quirkier ancestors have inspired fictional characters.

Our faith is important to us, and we’re active in a small, independent Baptist church. Right now Jim is a deacon, and I’m the church’s financial secretary. The Lord has blessed us richly through our wonderful church family.

Jim also has a side business, Ironwood Archery, for traditional archers. His invention, Reparrows, has caught on. Visit his Website (or Google “Reparrows”) to see how clever he is!

For many years I worked for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a freelancer, covering local government, school board meetings, business news, fires, auto accidents, and other local events, including a murder trial. I’ve also written many profiles and features for the newspaper and its special sections. This experience was a great help in developing fictional characters and writing realistic scenes. I also published nonfiction articles in several magazines and had several short stories appear in Woman’s World, Grit, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

When my first book, Protecting Amy, was published in 2004, it was a great honor to be named Favorite New Author that year at Heartsong Presents. My book was also named second-favorite historical novel. For the year 2006, my book The Prisoner’s Wife was named favorite historical novel. I was thrilled to receive this extraordinary recognition from the readers of Barbour’s Heartsong Presents book club. The Prisoner’s Wife also won the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest in 2007 and the Book of the Year Contest, sponsored by American Christian Fiction Writers, taking first place in short historical category for both contests. Feather also won third place in the BOTY contest’s general fiction category. The Lumberjack’s Lady won the short historical category of the 2008 IRCC.

6 Comments

  1. I really like “Heartsong Presents Mysteries!” This mother and daughter team work well together. This mystery would be fun to read. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  2. I enjoyed learning about the collaboration of the mother daughter team. This wonderful book with a lovely locale is extremely appealing. Thanks for this great giveaway.
    saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Thanks for featuring this excellent mystery which is unique and in a superb setting. Interesting background and story.
    elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I am captivated with this wonderful story and the Maine area which is a favorite of mine. It was interesting to read about the the mother daughter writing background. Thanks for this chance.
    rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Thanks for your comments, ladies! Megan and I enjoyed working out the mysteries together, and I miss her a lot now that she lives in England. I am hoping to have an excuse–or enough extra cash to not need an excuse–to go over and see her in ’09. Blessings!
    Susan

  6. I enjoyed reading more about Susan and Megan and their latest book in the Mainely mystery/murder series! Maine is a great place to visit and to live! I can’t wait to read these books.

    robyn.flenner@uscm.org

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