Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Welcome, Susan P Davis

We're happy you're here to give us more information about Cowgirl

Tell us about the series.

Cowgirl Trail is part of the Texas Trails series. Two books were written by me, two by Darlene Franklin, and two by Vickie McDonough. All can be read as standalones, but they all follow members of the Morgan family, and each is set in a different decade of Texas history. You can see all the books of the series at: www.texastrailsfiction.com . We hope to see more books about the Morgan family in the future.

Sound great. What is your favorite scripture verse and why does it resound with you?

Isaiah 40:31—They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. I have a lot of “favorites,” but this lesson is one I have to learn over and over. Lately it’s been a good one to think about as I wait for things to happen. I tend to be very impatient, but God’s timing is always better than mine.

I love that verse, too. In your latest book, is there a story--an inspiration behind it that gave you the desire to write it?

I always wanted to be a cowgirl! When I was a child, my siblings and I set up a western town upstairs in our barn. The false fronts of the buildings were old wooden bed headboards that we found there. We stood them up around the walls. Some were quite tall and shaped like a building fa├žade. We had great times playing cowboys in our make-believe Virginia City.
When I read about the real life cowboy strike that took place in Texas in 1883, I wanted to write about that topic. It seemed so unlikely—and yet, it made sense. I brought the problem home to Maggie Porter, and I put a member of the Morgan family right in the middle of it. Poor Alex is pulled both ways, and he wants to do what’s right. Consequently, he can’t please anyone!

Intriguing, and I love the thought. Do you have a favorite character in your book that is dear to your heart?

I like Maggie a lot. She is tenderhearted, but tough enough to get a man’s job done. And she gets to ride horseback all day!

Now, a couple of fun questions:

If you could choose a favorite meal, where would it be and with whom would you want to share it?

I would invite all of my six children, my two sons-in-law and daughter-in-law, and my eight grandchildren. We would all fly to Edinburgh, Scotland (well, Megan and her husband could take the train up from Liverpool), and we would eat on the Royal Mile. Fish and chips.

Yum! Sounds like great fun. Where would you like to live permanently if you could have a choice? Why?

I did have a choice, not long ago. We decided to move to western Kentucky after my husband retired. After many years in Maine, we were tired of the long winters. But we’re both from the north (he’s from Oregon), so we didn’t want to go TOO far south. We’re in the north of the south. It’s definitely warmer here, we have a longer growing season, and we’re closer to all of our children and grandchildren except the ones in England.

Kentucky's a beautiful state. Please tell us where readers can stay in touch with you and where to purchase your book.

Check out my Website at: www.susanpagedavis.com. I give away several books there at the end of each month.

Cowgirl Trail is found in bookstores and online at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cowgirl-Trail-The-Texas-Series/dp/080240586X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332599088&sr=1-1

Christian Book Distributors:

and Barnes & Noble:

And as an E-book for Kindle:

Susan is giving away a copy of Cowgirl Trail. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!


ann said...

I love western based stories so this is my type of reading material - enter me please
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Jo said...

This sounds good! Thanks for the opportunity of entering me.


Teela said...

thanks for offering this giveaway. I would love to read this book. teelayoung@hotmail.com

Nancee said...

I enjoy an occasional Western between Amish fiction. I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks!

HomePlace Gatherings said...

I love Susan's books and would love to win this one. Our library doesn't have it yet, so it would be a great thing to win!

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apple blossom said...

thanks for chance to win

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karenk said...

a wonderful posting...thanks for the chance to read this novel

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Emma said...

Please enter me in this contest. Cowgirl Trail sounds like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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