Each Monday I would like to take some time to get to know some of our favorite authors. My hope is that this will help readers connect with the authors.
Today I would like to introduce you to: Paige Edwards!
A dear reader friend suggested that we get to know Paige today! I’m really looking forward to getting to know her and adding her books to my TBR.
Paige Edwards is an award-winning author of contemporary regencies with a side-order of suspense. She holds a degree in interior design and has worked professionally in that field. Due to her strong British roots, Paige’s books are often set in the UK, and she hops the pond whenever she gets the chance. She is styled the Lady Paige Edwards when in Scotland, but her favorite title is Grandma. When she needs a break from writing, she serves as president of the Interfaith Community Council in her area, is fond of digging in the dirt (what some would call gardening), biking battlefields, and kayaking on the lake. You can follow Paige on BookBub, AMAZON, Goodreads, Instagram, and Facebook. Or, you can learn more about her and her books by visiting her website @authorpaigeedwards.com.
To help us get to know her, I have given her some questions and here are her responses:
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: Six years—this time around. I doodled a lot in my teens and early twenties. When I write, the house could fall down around my ears, and I wouldn’t even notice. Once the kids came along, I set my writing aside because I felt they deserved a more present parent. Also, my husband worked long hours and often traveled with his employment. When the children left home, I picked up writing again.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: I’m finishing a novella for an anthology (2022 release) that my publisher asked me to participate in. I’m also outlining the next novel in my Pressley-Coombes series (Christian romantic suspense).
Q: What are some of your writing must haves? (Drink, snack, supplies, etc.)
A: A window with a view and sticky notes. When I’m working on a first draft or polishing a manuscript for submission, my walls and monitor are littered with brightly colored notes.
Q: What is your favorite time period to write about? Or read about?
A: Right now, it’s contemporary, but that is subject to change. (I’ve sketched out a historical series for fun). My novels are mainly set in the UK due to my deep British roots.
Or read about? It’s a 50/50 split. I love historical and contemporary romance. BUT a plot needs to be more than just a romance to grab my attention. I guess that’s why I enjoy writing romantic suspense; it braids two complete story arcs into one novel.
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A: That’s a super hard question. I’m an eclectic reader and am more about the writing than the genre. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart, What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon, Christy by Catherine Marshall, Anne of Green Gables, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep, and Promised by Leah Garriott.
Q: If you could spend a day with one fictional character, who would you pick and what would you do?
A: Christy Huddleston from Catherine Marshall’s titled work, Christy. I loved the lessons and truths Christy learned from the backwoods people of Cutter Gap. I would have her introduce me to those children and their families who had such a defining influence on her life.
I have saved my favorite question for last!
Q: What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A: First off, I want to transport them far away from their regular life to remove them, even momentarily from everyday stresses and responsibilities. When they finish the novel, I want them to feel uplifted and satisfied, that wrongs have been righted, happily ever afters have been achieved, and that with God’s help, we can work through any difficulty.
To connect with Paige, please click on any of the following links: her website, BookBub, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, and Facebook group.
I’m also featuring her newest release, Danger on the Loch! It just came out on April 5th! I’m adding this to my Goodreads shelf! Be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf too!
About the book:
Raised by a cold and distant mother, photographer Paisley Clark has spent her life daydreaming about the father she doesn’t remember. Paisley’s dream turns to reality when a DNA test brings her in contact with the mysterious man. With her financial situation a disaster and her childhood friend James Pressley-Coombes working across the pond in Scotland, Paisley is emboldened to accept her father’s invitation to visit him.
She arrives in the Highlands only to discover that she isn’t Paisley Clark at all but a titled lady, the daughter of a Scottish duke. Despite the warm welcome and the comfort of James’s presence, dangerous undercurrents surround Castle Rannoch, her father’s estate. Overwhelmed, Paisley takes refuge in her camera and James’s steady presence to provide a sense of normalcy in her rags-to-riches transformation. But her once-easy relationship with James is changing, deepening beyond friendship in a surprising twist of events. Before they have time to examine their feelings, Paisley inadvertently captures a shocking image in one of her photographs—a picture worth killing for.