Hero Interview for Always Ready by Susan Page Davis

» Posted on Jul 28, 2009 in Blog | 7 comments

This week I’m hosting Susan Page Davis with Always Ready and K.M. Daughters with Rose of the Adriatic. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Aug 2nd) evening.

Interview with the hero:

Today we are interviewing Aven Holland, hero of Susan Page Davis’s book Always Ready. This book releases in August, from Heartsong Presents, and we are giving away a copy.

1. Boatswain’s Mate Aven Holland, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m an officer on a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement cutter, based in Kodiak, Alaska. The book title, Always Ready, is a translation of our Coast Guard motto, semper paratus.

2. What do you do for fun?

Hunt caribou or go home for the weekend and go dog sledding with my sister.

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

Telling Caddie that her father’s death is connected to an event involving my family.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Liking authority too much.

5. What do you want out of life?

To please God, to serve my country, and to do well at my job. Oh, and a family of my own. That would be great.

6. Do you read books?

If so, what is your favorite type of book? Yes, when I have time. Adventure. Suspense.

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

I wouldn’t let my emotions affect my job. It’s always dangerous to let a suspect make you angry.

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

Yeah, back at my folks’ house I still have my lead sled dog, Scooter, from my mushing days in high school. He’s retired from sledding now, but we love to see each other whenever I get home.

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

I would love to be here in Alaska before the white men came, to see the native cultures as they were then. And then I’d like to meet the first boatload of Russians.


  1. I love heartsong books. Please include me in this giveaway.

  2. This book sounds pretty good based on the interview. Please enter me. Thank you.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. Susan Page is a name I know well and I've read and reviewed some of her books. Which one lives in Illinois – Susan Page or K. M. Daughters? I am born and raised in Decatur, Illinois but now living in Missouri. I never left Illinois until after I married and I've been gone now for 30 years.
    God Bless and continue to annoint you.
    Enter me to win.

  4. Always Ready sounds like another exciting book from Susan. Please include me, thanks!

  5. Please enclude me into this drawing, I very mush like Susan's books.


  6. Please enter me to win. I love stories about Alaska, I want to visit someday.

    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

  7. He sounds like a stand up guy. And rugged also, especially since he like to hunt caribou. I suppose you would have to be rugged to live in the outbacks of Alaska. Then again, Sarah Palin goes on fishing expeditions. Please enter me in the book contest.

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