Susan L. Davis
Why I Started Writing:
I have been captivated by writing since my mom read Jack London’s Call of the Wild to me at our kitchen table. My heart dropped when Buck, the family dog is kidnapped in the novel. From that moment I became hooked on books and dreamed of being a writer. I discovered the power of my own words during a speech I had written for my grandparents' anniversary. To my surprise, even the most stoic of relatives blinked back a few tears. I continued journaling short stories, but put writing aside for a busy real estate career, marriage, and raising my children. While being a stay-at-home mom, my characters began speaking to me and I couldn’t resist putting their conversations on my computer and begin creating 63 Hours in Hell.
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
In grade school, fictional characters shaped my young mind. From Pippi Longstocking’s staunch bravery to Encyclopedia Brown's sharp-wittedness and Jo March's unwavering resolve, these classic heroes ignited my sense of courage and the joy of an enchanting tale.
After being influenced by renowned authors like Pat Conroy, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, and Fannie Flagg, everything changed when I became a Christian. For the next ten years, I devoured non-fiction works of Catherine Marshall, Max Lucado, John Bevere, John Maxwell, Bruce Wilkinson, R. A. Torrey, Charles Spurgeon, and more. I then re-immersed myself in the world of fiction, discovering a new generation of authors like Kristin Hannah, and Rachel Scott McDaniel along with all the amazing authors I discovered through social media and those I met on my writing journey.
Books I Have Written:
63 Hours in Hell is my debut novel. It's an epic, adult fantasy novel about the three days Jesus spent in hell.
What I'm Working On Now:
I'm in the process of crafting my next book, a mystery that delves into a town's dark past. Sadie, a special needs mother, embarks on an unexpected journey to unravel her hometown's unique history. As she discovers the secrets of the past, Sadie finds herself entangled in a battle between good and evil.
I’m a blogger and write about faith, prayer and God’s goodness. At susanldavis.com I provide free printables, bible reading schedules, monthly scripture writing plans, bible verse coloring pages prayer journals and more. If you are seeking inspiration and encouragement, my blog is a welcoming space where you can find a wealth of resources and support.