Susan Page Davis’s interview

» Posted on Sep 19, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Susan Page Davis’s interview

Here is another interview from one of the authors featured in Snowbound Colorado Christmas. If you want an opportunity to win the book, please leave a comment with your email address or email me at The drawing ends Sunday night.

From Susan Page Davis:
Novella “Almost Home” in Snowbound Colorado Christmas collection (with Lena Nelson Dooley, Tamela Hancock Murray and Darlene Franklin)

Interview with the hero:

1. Jared Booker, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I just walked away from the horse racing scene on the Mexican border. I’d rather return to the quite Colorado ranching life I knew as a kid, thank you.

2. What do you do for fun?

Ride a good horse. Nothing I like better than training horses.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Telling Patricia that she’s too bossy. She got me into an awful mess on my way to Bill Logan’s ranch. I knew I shouldn’t have let her tag along, but she gave me this tear-jerking tale about her aunt having a baby and needing her there, no matter that a blizzard was raging. And she’s so pretty now. I shouldn’t have let that influence me, but seeing Trisha again after all these years and recognizing what an attractive woman she’s turned into sent my horse sense flying out the window, I’m afraid.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Not living up to God’s standard. Rattlesnakes and grizzly bears don’t worry me, but not doing what’s right? That’s scary.

5. What do you want out of life?

A home, a family, and the peace of God in my heart.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Right now it’s carrying out my pa’s last wish and showing Bill Logan that my father sincerely wanted to reconcile with him. After that, I’m seriously considering trying to find a way I can be a permanent part of Trisha’s life.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

Actually, we didn’t have many books around the ranch in South Texas. My pa was into racing, and racetracks don’t have libraries.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d be more confident. For instance, take Trisha’s plea to me in the livery stable at Colorado Springs. I didn’t do such a good job of telling her why I shouldn’t take her on the trail with me. Shoulda said no. Just plain no.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

If you can call a horse a pet, well, yeah. Patches. He’s my paint horse. He’s a good trail horse. Not fast, but steady. I was glad Trisha was riding him during the blizzard. If you’ve got to go through something like that, there’s no better horse around.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I like the here and now just fine, thank you, ma’am.