Ms. Davalynn Spencer is an author I “discovered” when I read a post about one of her books on a Facebook page where authors and readers connect. She was asking if anyone would like to read and review her first book in the Front Range Brides series, An Improper Proposal. I agreed, and I was instantly in love with her writing! Currently this book has been reviewed 103 times and has a 4 1/2 star rating on Amazon. I call that a success! As I fell in love with ALL of Ms. Davalynn’s books, I fell in love with her as a person. She is sweet and thoughtful and giving. She has also done the impossible…she talked me into reading a contemporary book, and I truly enjoyed it! Lol! You may not know what a huge deal that is so you’ll just have to trust me on that. 😉 I normally read historical or Amish stories, but because of Ms. Davalynn I have branched out a bit. The book she persuaded me to read is The Miracle Tree. Yep, it was swoon-worthy! If you haven’t read a book by this awesome author you must give her a read! You’ll be happy you did!
Ms. Davalynn has graciously offered to giveaway one of her e-books to one blessed reader who leaves a comment on this post! So comment away and good luck!
The winner from last week’s post is Dusty Charles! Congratulations!
Here goes the interview!
TRD:If you could read only one fiction book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ms. Davalynn: Ooh, that’s a tough question because I love fiction and the power of story. But if I had to choose today, my answer would be Joanne Bischof’s The Lady and the Lionheart. Something about that book grabbed a piece of my heart and wouldn’t let go – and I read it two years ago!
TRD: What is your least favorite part of getting a book from research to sitting on a shelf?
Ms. Davalynn: My least-favorite part of the writing process is that last step prior to the shelf: climbing the marketing and promotions ladder so I can reach the shelf and slide my book into position.
TRD: What is your favorite part of the same process?
Ms. Davalynn: Favorite part? Ah, yes, the story. The discovery as I write, watching the tale unfold like a movie on the screen. Getting to know my characters and being surprised by them. After all, it’s really not my story. It’s theirs.
TRD: Most of your books are set in the 19th century. If you could choose anything from one of your character’s closet, shoebox, or jewelry box, what would it be?
Ms. Davalynn: Great question, Mandy. If I could choose a keepsake from one of my characters, it would be Betsy Parker’s journal that she keeps hidden in a secret compartment of her steamer trunk. Oh, the secrets it holds! (An Unexpected Redemption)
TRD: What can we expect from you in the upcoming year in the Christian fiction world? I know your fans want to know, including me.
Ms. Davalynn: My contribution to this year’s Thanksgiving Books & Blessings collection, Mail-Order Misfire, releases September 3. I love this story about an adorable little girl who writes for a mail-order “helper” for her daddy. Such childlike faith and love and promise. Trouble is, she doesn’t tell her daddy the lady is coming until it’s too late. But what could go wrong?
And in November, I have a delightful Colorado Christmas novella for the holiday season. More on that later!
Thank you, Ms. Davalynn! Everyone give her a round of applause! I’m looking forward to her new novella, how about you?
Don’t forget to enter the contest to win one of Davalynn Spencer’s e-books! Simply leave a comment by signing up on http://www.wordpress.com with your email address and a password. Then come back to http://www.thereadingdaisy.home.blog and leave a comment on this post. It’s easy! The winner will be announced here on the blog next week on the new post.
Some of Davalynn Spencer’s Books…
The Canon Street Chronicles
Book 1 Loving The Horseman
Book 2 Straight To My Heart
Book 3 Romancing The Widow
The Front Range Series
Book 1 An Improper Proposal
Book 2 An Unexpected Redemption
Mail-Order Misfire novella, and prequel to The Front Range series.
The Miracle Tree (contemporary/standalone)
The Snowbound Bride (novella)
Snow Angel (novella)