Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Author Susan Page Davis

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
The Sheriff’s Surrender
Barbour Books (December 1, 2009)
by Susan Page Davis


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, as does the contemporary romance Trail to Justice. 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

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.

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!


Gert Dooley can shoot the tail feathers off a jay at a hundred yards, but she wants Ethan Chapman to see she's more than a crack shot with a firearm. When the sheriff of Fergus, Idaho, is murdered and Ethan is named his replacement, Gert decides she has to do whatever she can to help him protect the citizenry. So she starts the Ladies Shooting Club. But when one of their numbers is murdered, these ladies are called on for more than target shooting and praying. Can Gert and the ladies of Fergus find the murderer before he strikes again?

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Tamika: said...

Sounds like a great read! Horses, romance, and murder makes for juicy reading.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I love heroines that are capable women. This one sounds spunky and fun to read.

btw,Susan, I've done a bit of shoeing myself. Not easy work. These days, I have a farier, although I still work on keeping m horses feet clean and filed.

Thanks Diane for bringing Susan to our attention. :-)

Anonymous said...

Women with dresses and guns? Gotta love 'em.

Stephen Tremp

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

She looks like Annie Oakley! Sounds like a good story.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Tara McClendon said...

I love the blurb. Anyone who can shoot like that gets an A in my book. :]

Helen said...

I like books with smart and spunky women in the lead. This sounds like it fits the bill.

Straight From Hel

The Old Silly said...

Sounds like a great book. Love capable and strong women as protagonists.

Marvin D Wilson

Jan Morrison said...

ah, women on horses with a mission! I love it. I want to write women pirate books!