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: Sara Davison!
I had the opportunity to meet Sara at CFRR. She and her group took this shy, introverted reader in and made me feel welcome. I have read several of her books since and enjoyed them!
Sara Davison is the author of three romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, and The Rose Tattoo Trilogy. She has been a finalist for ten national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, a Selah, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children. The words on the mug she uses every morning pretty much sum up her life—I just want to sleep, drink coffee, and make stuff up. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.
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: I’ve been writing seriously for about fifteen years now. I spent five years working on my debut novel, The Watcher, which came out in 2011 and has just been revised and updated for its re-release on April 15th of this year. Since 2011, I have released seven other romantic suspense novels.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: I just finished the first book in a new series, Every Star in the Sky, which will come out in March 2022. From there I switched over to finishing up Written in Ink, book two of The Rose Tattoo Trilogy and the sequel to Lost Down Deep. Written in Ink releases in August 2021.
Q: What are some of your writing must haves? (Drink, snack, supplies, etc.)
A: Coffee. Definitely. Nothing happens before coffee. My laptop, obviously. Quiet helps, although since all my kids have been home because of the pandemic that has become an increasingly precious commodity. A window with a view in front of me. A cottage is good. Two author friends and I spend (in normal times) 3-4 weeks over the course of a year at one of the other writer’s cottages, which is by far my most productive (and fun and relaxing) writing time. And chocolate, of course.
Q: What is your favorite time period to write about? Or read about?
A: Contemporary, definitely. I don’t see myself ever writing in any other time period unless I attempt a time slip novel sometime. I read almost exclusively contemporary novels as well, unless my book club chooses historical titles. I do often enjoy those picks, but I definitely tend to choose contemporary on my own.
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A: I love Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series. Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series is also really good. Charles Martin is a favourite author, especially Long Way Gone. James Rubart books are great. I particularly like The Long Journey to Jake Palmer and the new series he’s writing with Susan May Warren and David Warren, The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone. A mainstream author I love is Susanna Kearsley. Her time slip novel, The Winter Sea, is one of my all-time favourites. So many great books and authors, I only wish I had more time to read them all.
Q: If you could spend a day with one fictional character, who would you pick and what would you do?
A: I would one hundred percent spend the day with Gilbert Blythe. First of all, he’s Canadian like me 🙂 Secondly, he’s cute, sweet, and a lot of fun. We’d spend the day exploring Prince Edward Island, one of my favourite provinces. Have a picnic on the shore of the ocean or maybe by the Lake of Shining Waters. Enter the three-legged race together at the Sunday school picnic. Go fishing. Take a carriage ride through the White Way of Delight. Sigh. It would be an epic day.
I have saved my favorite question for last!
Q: What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A: Every book I write has a different theme and, hopefully, a different takeaway. However, the overarching theme of all my books, and what I hope and pray readers will take away with them after reading them, is that they are never alone. God has promised to never leave us or forsake us, so whatever they are going through in life, they can know with absolutely certainty that God is right there with them always.
I’m also featuring her newest release The Watcher. It is the updated and rereleased version of her debut novel. It comes out on February 22nd! You can order a copy here and add it to your Goodreads shelf here!
About the book:
Someone or something is watching Kathryn Ellison.
Kathryn thought she had buried memories of That Night for good—until Nick Lawson returns, reigniting her long-suppressed feelings for him. Seeing Nick has always reminded her too much of the horrible night that changed her life. As much as she wants to be with him, she wants even more to forget. When Nick unexpectedly shows up at her family ranch, Kathryn knows it is finally time to let go of the traumatic past that has held her captive for so long.
David Henley is a captive too—of the dark secret involving Kathryn, a secret he’s kept even from his wife. Now the truth is about to be revealed. And when it is, he could be stripped of everything in his life that matters to him.
A storm is brewing in the spiritual realm, and its effects reverberate through the natural world, summoning otherworldly Beings to the ranch. While Kathryn confronts the memories of That Night and struggles to let them go, she is not as alone in her home as she thinks.
As spiritual and temporal forces collide, Kathryn—and everyone she loves—is about to be caught in the crossfire.