Author Spotlight: Sarah Ladd


Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is MARY WHITCOMB! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Sarah Ladd, author of A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

????????What is the smartest writing advice you ever got?

The smartest writing advice I ever received was to WRITE EVERY DAY. Even if you don’t feel like it, WRITE. Even if you aren’t feeling 100%, write for even just 10 minutes. It is easy to fall out of a habit, and if you let writing slide for even just a few days, it is hard to get back into the groove. I know this to be true from experience! So … write every day. Even 100 words. WRITE.

What was your biggest break?

I think my biggest writing break would be when my debut novel, The Heiress of Winterwood, won the Historical Romance category of ACFW’s Genesis contest.

I’m inspired by…

history and the stories of the people who came before us.

If I could go anywhere, it would be…

England! (I suppose that it not a surprise, considering that I write books set in Regency England!)

What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?

As far as my writing career goes, I would have to say the day I signed my first contract. Talk about a dream come true!

What drives you to succeed?

Lady at Willowgrove - emailMy family.

Best Saturday afternoon read:

Any Bronte novel (but The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is probably my favorite!)

Best way to break a sweat:


Best style icon:

Audrey Hepburn. Hands down.

Best time-waster:

A good movie.

Best television show:

Project Runway.

Best indulgence:

Lindt truffles … I love those things!


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Ronda Garnett says:

    Would love to curl up in front of the fire and read this 🙂

  2. angela chesnut says:


  3. Lisa Garrity says:

    I love Lindt chocolate too as well as Godiva chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for taking time for this interview. Your book looks great–love the cover and concept. And so interesting to read about your big break…winning the Genesis Award! Such an encouragement to aspiring writers. Merry Christmas to you! Warmly, Suzanne

  5. Jackie McNutt says:

    Thank you for featuring Sarah. I love her books and look forward to each one. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Nice interview this week with Sarah Ladd. Her books look very interesting and would love to win this one. Have not read any of her books to this date.
    Merry Christmas

  7. Judy Tulloch says:

    I love the cover. It is absolutely beautiful!

  8. Patricia Gilbert says:

    Love Sarah’s books. Not surprising that we like many of the same things.

  9. Juanita Wickey says:

    Would love to meet a new author. Would love winning one of Sarah Ladd’s books. The cover makes the book so inviting. It amazes me how many different book covers there are. I have at least 200 books, Love Inspired, etc. not one cover is the same.

  10. Cindy Hipolito says:

    Thank you for this book giveaway – A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah Ladd. Since I have signed up for your blog, I have been introduced to so many authors that are new (to me). Looking forward to getting to know these authors and their novels better.

  11. KayM says:

    Such a beautiful cover! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  12. Marion says:

    What a great giveaway.

  13. Linda McFarland says:

    Great post! Love the cover of A Lady at Willowgrove Hall. Eye-catching and would love to read and win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Loren G says:

    I’m always trying to find new Christian authors

  15. Beautiful cover! Would love to win!

  16. Frances Cavallo says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would be so blessed to win! God Bless You and Your Family! Have a wonderful, blessed holiday season! This looks like a great book! I can’t wait to read it!!!

  17. Connie Roberts says:

    Your book sounds very good, I’d love to win a copy, thanks for having a giveaway!

  18. Sonja says:

    Looks like a really wonderful book! I would love this!

  19. Patty says:

    I too love those Lindt truffles!

  20. Meagan Williford says:

    I also love Lindt truffles. They are amazing!!

  21. Kelly says:

    I love Recency fiction! Can’t wait to read this one 🙂

  22. Ola Norman says:

    Great interview! Would like to read this book.

  23. Tyra Bliss says:

    Have not read you yet… However I’m always intrigued by an authors book cover. Going to have to add you to my list..

  24. Kathleen Bailey says:

    The book sounds great! Would love to read it!

  25. Kathleen Bailey says:

    by the way I love the writing advice, to write every day!

  26. Terri Shortell says:

    This sounds wonderful. I would be really happy to win this. Thanks for the info and giveaway.

  27. Bobbe Hadley says:

    The cover of this book is beautiful & looks so inviting. It would be a wonderful book with a cup of tea to enjoy during the holidays.

  28. Lisa Cowell says:

    This book has been on my TBR list for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Vanessa says:

    I love discovering new-to-me authors! I would love to read this book and the whole series.

  30. Alberta Kliem says:

    I can tell this is another great author I have to get to know better through her books thanks for the interview

  31. Becky Weber says:

    this looks like my kind of book!

  32. Caryl Kane says:

    Thank you for the wonderful interview with Sarah. I would love to read “A Lady of Willowgrove Hall”. 🙂


  33. Sandi A. says:

    I am always up for meeting new authors. Would love to give her a try.

  34. Elizabeth Dennison says:

    Love getting to hear about other authors and their works of art!!!

  35. Vivian says:

    I enjoyed your interview. I not yet read your books, but they look really good. I’m sure I would enjoy them very much. Thank you for doing this giveaway and giving people like me a chance to win a copy and get to know your books.

  36. Sharon Miller says:

    A really pretty dress on the book cover! Makes me want to read it!

  37. Regina F. says:

    Sounds like a great book to curl up and read with. Love the cover!