Megan Elaine Davis grew up in rural Maine where she was home-schooled with her five siblings. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Creative Writing from Bob Jones University, and has published poetry, articles, and humorous anecdotes in various publications. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, travel, theater, cooking, and chatting with friends. Her favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, and C. S. Lewis. Homicide at Blue Heron Lake is her first novel. She lives in Clinton, Maine. She recently became Mrs. John-Mark Cullen and makes her home in England.
Susan Page Davis is the author of 13 published novels, with more coming soon. Her historical novel set in colonial Maine, The Prisoner’s Wife, won the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, the ACFW Book of the Year, and was favorite historical of the year in the Heartsong Presents book club. Her suspense novels include Frasier Island (a Faithpoint Book Club selection and Romantic Times Book Reviews Top Pick), Finding Marie (a Crossings Book Club selection), and a January 2008 release from Love Inspired Suspense, Just Cause. She’s the mother of six and grandmother of five. She and her husband Jim, a newspaper editor, live in rural Maine.
JA: Treasure at Blue Heron Lake is the second of your Mainely Murder series. Please tell us about it.
SPD: Emily Gray and Nate Holman spend a weekend with friend Jeff Lewis, who owns Lakeview Lodge on the shore of Blue Heron Lake. A burglar breaks in during the night, and Jeff tells the story of the man who owned the lodge a hundred years ago and died mysteriously there.
JA: This is the second book the two of you have co-authored. Are you still speaking to each other?
SPD: Ha! Actually we’re on pretty good terms, and have just finished writing book three, Impostors at Blue Heron Lake, which will release next spring. We’ve had our moments, but I don’t think we’ve disagreed much over plots. We save that for real life stuff.
MED: So far we are still speaking to each other, but give us time. ;)
JA: What’s next for you in the writing arena?
SPD: For me it’s a set of three romances set in Alaska, more suspense books, and a longer historical novel coming from Barbour in ‘09.
MED: I’m going exploring next! I have to decide what type of writing I want to work on once I move to England, and I’m not entirely sure yet. I might continue with my journalism, or I might use my spare time to write another book.
JA: Since Megan’s wedding is only days away (it will actually be over when this interview runs) I’m going to keep things simple and ask some very light and fluffy, romantic questions.
Who do you consider the quintessential fictional leading man?
SPD: Call me boring if you wish, but I’ll take George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart’s character in It’s a Wonderful Life) any day. He was a real hero, but it took an angel to tell him that.
MED: Possibly Knightly from Jane Austen’s Emma.
JA: What’s your favorite three-hanky movie?
SPD: I haven’t watched many movies lately, so it would probably be an old one. Something like The African Queen or To Kill a Mockingbird. And The Little Princess always makes me cry.
MED: Silas Marner or Somewhere in Time.
If you could choose an actress to star in the movie based on your life, who would it be? And who would play your love interest?
SPD: Angela Lansbury and Howard Keel.
MED: Miranda Otto and Billy Boyd (Eowyn and Pippin from Lord of the Rings)
JA: Last but not least, how can people keep up with your latest publishing news?
SPD: Visit me at www.susanpagedavis.com. I love to hear from readers, and I have a “painless” drawing for a free book every month.
MED: Right now I have a page on my sister Amy Ballard’s Web Site: www.amyballard.com. Look for the link “Sister Site.”
Thanks, ladies, for taking time out of your jam-packed schedule to visit with us today. May God continue to bless you both in your writing, and Megan, may you have much joy as you embark on the greatest journey of all: marriage!
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008