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What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Inspirational novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Susan Page Davis and Free Books!

A young woman is left with her dead father’s legacy—a ranch with a burnt-out house and a neighbor she wants not to like.

Before we talk with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free Kindle copy of the speculative and historical novel, Rendezvous with God, by Bill Myers, is:

vherlock@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit with novelist Susan Page Davis, author of the historical romance, The Rancher’s Legacy (Scrivenings Press, February 2021).

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 90 novels and novellas, primarily in the historical romance, romantic suspense, and mystery genres. She’s a winner of the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion, and the Faith, Hope, and Love Chapter’s Reader’s Choice Award. 

A Maine native, Susan now lives in western Kentucky with her husband. They have six grown children and eleven grandchildren.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

My father was a seventh-generation resident in our little town in Central Maine, and I feel a bit guilty for moving away. But I don’t miss the long winters!

I can imagine how difficult it would be to leave that legacy behind. I'm with you on the winter issue, though!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Rancher's Legacy.

Matt Anderson’s task is to collect his neighbor’s daughter Rachel Maxwell from the stagecoach depot in Fort Lyon, Colorado, and deliver her safely home. But on the way, he learns two things that throw their world into chaos: Rachel refuses to even consider their fathers’ plan for them to marry, and outlaws have placed the Maxwell ranch under attack.

As Matt and Rachel hear gunfire and watch vicious flames devour her home, an elderly widow in Portland, Maine, hires an investigator to locate her three long-lost grandchildren. Rachel is devastated, and Matt’s dreams are crushed, but Edith Rose refuses to give up hope.

What is it about Matt that will make your readers care about him?

Matt is a caring, hardworking son. He’s also patriotic and loyal to family. He puts aside his own wants and ambitions to help others.

Imagine you’ve been contracted to write a novel about a real person. About whom would you want to write?

William the Conqueror.

Wow, that would be no small feat!

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

My husband and I have been enjoying the Lady Hardcastle mystery series, by T. E. Kinsey. They’re cozy mysteries set in England in the early 1900s, and they’re light and funny but have good mysteries in them. The first book is A Quiet Life in the Country.

Oh, those stories look like wonderful fun! An eccentric widow and her martial-arts-expert maid. I put a link to the seven-book set in your answer, in case any readers are interested. 

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book 2 of this series, The Corporal’s Codebook. It’s about Matt’s younger brother, Elijah.

Where else can readers find you online?

Website: susanpagedavis.com
Twitter: @SusanPageDavis
Facebook
Newsletter

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Readers, you can access a sample from the novel by going HERE and clicking on Look Inside.

Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What was your favorite horse book or western show when you were a kid?

Thank you, Susan, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Susan has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Susan's question above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, if you connect with me on Bookbub, you'll get alerts when my books release and when they're available at special sale prices. And if you'd like to connect with me on Facebook, just click HERE or on my name at the right of today's post title.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, April 5, 2021

Bill Myers and Free Books!

A middle-aged professor keeps getting sucked back into Biblical times to have off-the-record conversations with Jesus Christ.

Before we talk with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free Kindle copy of the Christian suspense thriller, I Pick You, by Creston Mapes, is:

melinda.freeland@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's visit with novelist Bill Myers, author of the speculative and historical novel (with a dash of comedy), Rendezvous with God (Fidelis Publishing, March 2021).

Myers’s books and videos have sold over eight million copies and have earned 80 national and international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. 

His children’s work includes McGee and Me as well as writing/directing for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey

Bill's adult work includes the novels, Eli (a retelling of the Gospel as if it happened today), Fire of Heaven Trilogy and Saving Alpha. His motion picture company has just released the children’s, live-action feature, Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat.

If you're one of the few people who have never read anything Bill Myers has written, I would strongly encourage you to delve into one or all of his genres of work. He's talented, sharp, and very funny. His books always draw the reader closer to the Lord.

Bill, please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I teach The Life of Jesus at a fancy-schmancy prep high school.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Rendezvous with God.

Our hero, a recent bachelor smarting from the divorce of his unfaithful marriage partner, has his life turned upside-down when his impulsive, fourteen year-old niece decides to live with him. 

To make matters worse, he begins slipping back into Gospel times for off-the-record discussions with Jesus Christ. Soon he realizes the conversations tie directly into the drama and bitter-sweet comedy of his own life. 

"Myers has created angst-filled, lovable characters who reach real-world solutions in the midst of their struggles—not always the way they hope." 

What is it about your lead character that will make your readers care about him?

He is shy, witty, and angst-filled—bungling his way through his new life as a single, trying his best to understand 21st Century women—a matter made no easier by the invasion of his impulsive, fourteen-year-old niece.

Imagine you’ve been contracted to write a novel about a real person. About whom would you want to write?

Jesus Christ. If he’s not available, Mark Twain.

Gosh, I do hope they're both in the same vicinity, eternity-wise. 

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Sorry, I’m not much of a novel reader. My ADD doesn’t let me commit to sitting down to long-form story telling (which may be why folks say they’re never bored with my books). I do read a ton of short stories (my favorite author is Andre Dubus who really gets into the heart and souls of his characters) and essays (Brian Doyle is my favorite because of his humor and keen insights into the holy of everyday moments).

That's fascinating, Bill. I suppose it's less daunting to write a long-form story than it is to read one, when one deals with ADD. I do agree, though, that your books are never boring.

What are you working on now?

I’ve completed Volume Two of Rendezvous with God and just finishing up on Volume three.

Where else can readers find you online?

www.billmyers.com

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



Readers, you can access a sample from the novel by going HERE and clicking on Look Inside.

Finally, Bill, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What is the capitol of South Dakota?

No peeking, readers! Eyes on your own papers!

Thanks, Bill, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Bill has offered to give away a free copy of his book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Bill's burning question above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, if you connect with me on Bookbub, you'll get alerts when my books release and when they're available at special sale prices. And if you'd like to connect with me on Facebook, just click HERE or on my name at the right of today's post title.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE
 

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