Meet author Davalynn C. Spencer
Internationally acclaimed novelist and Will Rogers Gold Medallion winner, Davalynn Spencer writes Western romance set along the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. She is a Publisher’s Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of contemporary and historical fiction. An award-winning rodeo journalist and former crime-beat reporter, she is a member of the Colorado Humanities CBA Speakers Bureau, teaches writing workshops, plays on her church worship team, and loves bacon and chocolate. Just not together. https://www.davalynnspencer.com.
Tell us about your newest book.
Widowed romance novelist, Georgia Andrews, has spent the last five years in the imaginary arms of her rugged heroes. Her work keeps her heart up, her head down, and her bills paid. But she needs something else this Christmas. When her handsome, widowed pastor takes more than a passing interest in her, she wonders if there is hope in her real life for a second-chance romance.
Dave Weatherford’s sprawling ranch house echoes since his wife’s passing. As an interim pastor, he still has time to maintain his heritage ranch, but maintaining his heart is another matter, especially at Christmas. When he sees Georgia Andrews sitting in the next to the last pew at church, he decides a second chance is what he needs, especially in this miraculous season of love.
What inspired you to write A Mistletoe Christmas?
I wanted to write a romance between a man and a woman with a little silver in their hair. Hope can be found between the lines of this story, and what better time to share hope than at Christmas?
How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?
Widowed novelist Georgia Andrews has a choice: another lonely Christmas or a real, live hero. Dave Weatherford easily maintains his heritage ranch, but not his empty heart. They both need a second chance, especially in this miraculous season of love.
What genre do you focus on?
I’m #lovingthecowboy and that means there is a rugged cowboy in every one of my eighteen titles whether they are historical Western or contemporary ranch life.
Why do you write?
I’ve written stories since my sixth-grade teacher’s early encouragement, and I’ve found that they fill me as well as draw me out. I’ve always been interested in how couples met and asked that question even during my years as a newspaper reporter. Basically, I write for the same reason I eat and sleep!
Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?
My two main characters are Dave and Georgia, a small switch-up from the actual names of two people I know.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?
My writing goal is 2,000 words a day until the first draft is completed. I typically write Monday through Friday, but I never write on Sunday. God knew what He was doing when He told His people, “Give it a rest!”
What is the hardest part of being an author?
Marketing is my least favorite aspect of life as an author, but it is a necessary evil. Maybe I’ll change that last word to “unpleasantry.”
What’s the best part of your author’s life?
It is extremely fulfilling to hear from readers who see an aspect of God and faith that they hadn’t previously recognized. Writing weaves into my life purpose which is to proclaim God and His faithfulness.
What’s one thing your readers should know about you?
I have a little silver in my hair.
How have you changed or grown as a writer?
I believe my craft has improved over the years. I love words and the way they draw people.
What is your favorite pastime?
Planting and growing sunflowers, playing on my church worship team, walking in the mornings, and reading in the evenings. Clearly, I can’t pick just one.
Do you have other books? We’d love to know.
All my books can be accessed via my website at www.davalynnspencer.com/books:
The Columbine Bride is free to newsletter subscribers at https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/h3d8g8
The Canon City Chronicles:
Loving the Horseman Book 1
Straight to My Heart Book 2
Romancing the Widow Book 3
The Canon City Chronicles – Books 1-3
A Change of Scenery Book 4
Hope is Built Book 5
Front Range Brides:
An Improper Proposal
An Unexpected Redemption
An Impossible Price
The Snowbound Bride
Just in Time for Christmas
A High-Country Christmas
A Boarding House Christmas
A Mistletoe Christmas
The Miracle Tree
Always a Wedding Planner (collection)
Nonfiction: Always Before Me – 90 story-devotions for women
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on Book 6 of the beloved Western romance series, The Cañon City Chronicles. Covering Grace tells the story of Grace Hutton in the early 1900s, a former Wild West performer and sister of Cale and Hugh Hutton, the third generation of the Hutton family.
Link to book: TBA
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