A Woman's Voice


Blog Tour ~ Author Laura Davis

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For those who aren’t familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a former singer/songwriter who had a singing ministry for a little over 30 years. About 14 years ago a tumour was discovered in my abdomen and when the doctors took it out they accidentally ruptured my bladder without knowing it, sewed me up and sent me back to recovery. When I didn’t recover as expected, I was sent back in for emergency surgery. Somewhere in that time frame my vocal chords were damaged due to being intubated. Although I was assured that my voice would come back it never did and to make a long story short the Lord began a “new work in me” that ended with my first novel – Come to Me.

So you had a singing career and then a writing career – just like that?

Not really. Over a period of several months while I was recovering from my surgery, I struggled desperately to get my voice back. I went through a time of depression because I couldn’t understand why the Lord would allow my voice to be taken away after so many years of service. But during that time a story was beginning to form in my mind about the life of Christ through the eyes of his mother. I had the distinct impression from God that I was supposed to write about it, but I was so angry at losing my voice I ignored it because I wanted my voice back. Besides, I couldn’t see the end of the story, only the beginning. But, over time the desire to write became so strong that I could not ignore it. Until one day I went to my computer, placed my hands on the keyboard and said, “Okay, Lord. I surrender. Use my hands as you used my voice.” The next thing I knew the floodgates were opened and I didn’t stop typing until the story was complete.

But the Lord still had some more changes for you to come, didn’t He?

That’s for sure. About a year after my surgery, a fall down a flight of stairs left me partially disabled. In time, other problems set in, including arthritis. Then I was diagnosed with a disease called lipo-lymphedema, which affects my lymphatic system, which causes my legs to swell and requires me to keep them elevated all the time. I have to spend two hours every day in something called a lympha-press that massages my legs to get the lymphatic fluid moving. It is so important. Amen!

Which do you enjoy more – reading or writing?

Since singing is my first love I will say reading. While I love to write, sometimes the research can get overwhelming and my brain turns to mush. I would much rather escape through a good historical fiction.

What are your current projects?

I am currently running a Bible Study on Revelation at http://www.believersbiblestudy.com. For a short time all the notes for this study are free and available to download. When it is finished I will put it all together in a workbook. I am also working on another historical novel tentatively called Finding Claire.

AUTHOR BIO:

lauradavis1Laura J. Davis is a former singer/songwriter turned full-time writer. She has had stories featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul Married Life and Chicken Soup for the Soul the Dating Game. Her first book, Come to Me, is a Reader’s Favorite award winner. In 2013, her Bible study, Learning from the Master, Living a Surrendered Life, was featured in BookFun Magazine as the non-fiction book of the month first place winner. Her latest book, He Who Has an Ear, is a look at who the seven churches of Revelation are today. Laura is currently featured in the Author’s Network latest book, 50 Great Authors You Should be Reading. She can be contacted through her website at http://www.laurajdavis.com. HE WHO HAS AN EAR2

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LauraJeanDavis
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Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurajeandavis
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  1. Dolores, thank you for sharing this great interview with Laura.

    It struck me that her journey ranges from the woeful to the wonderful, from the tragedy of sickness and loss to the triumph of walking in continuing dependence on God’s grace.

    I am honoured to be acquainted with you both in the fellowship of writing and Christian faith. ~~+~~


    • My dear Peter….how wonderful to hear from you as usual. It is always a pleasure to be sure and your kind words are greatly appreciated. Thank you…I am equally honoured to have your friendship & Christian fellowship as I’m sure Laura is too. God bless and please give my warm regards to May.
      Dolores


  2. Hi Dolores,
    What a great interview. I liked getting to know Laura better. And like Peter is great to know you and Peter too.
    Blessings to all of you,
    Janis


    • Hi Jan,
      Thank you Jan. I feel like I have had the opportunity to get to know both Laura & Peter thanks to you and the Word Guild. I truly appreciate the chance to touch base with fellow Christian friends & authors.
      Blessings to you too,
      Dolores

  3. Carole Brown said,

    Enjoyed this post so much. What a wonderful talented person you are, Laura.


    • Thank you Carole for taking the time to read Laura’s interview. I am grateful you stopped by and I appreciate that you left such an encouraging comment for Laura.
      Blessings,
      Dolores


  4. Thanks for sharing. Great to get to know another author.


    • My pleasure Michelle…I agree with you. It is always great to have the support & encouragement of other authors.
      Blessings,
      Dolores


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