Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcome Margaret Daley --Two Book Giveaway

I'd like to welcome Margaret Daley to my blog. She has generously offered to give away two of her new releases, From This Day Forward and Hidden in the Everglades. Leave a comment to be entered and don't forget to mention if you follow by feedburner. There will be two winners!

Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold seventy-five books to date.Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2300 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry. On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends

 Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. I am sitting in my office on my couch. I am wearing pajamas.

What one thing on your writing journey influenced your work the most? The Lord. If it wasn’t for Him, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing.

What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story? The stories I read are usually adventures and suspenses. I love reading them, but I don’t want to be part of the stories.
What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned while researching? Lately that pythons live in the Everglades. They aren’t native to the Florida swamps, but their population is spreading because people have let their “pet” pythons go in the Everglades.

What is a typical working day for you? Where and when do you write? Do you set goals? I set weekly goals. My usual working day starts with answering emails. Then I start writing. I take frequent breaks and get up to walk around--do other things that need to be done. I often don’t end my work day until the evening. At that time I answer emails, do interviews and other promotional activities I have to do.

Writing is evolving. Would you say that the evolution of it is good? Personally I like a book that grabs me from the beginning and is faster paced than books on a whole were years ago. I think change can be good, but only time will tell.

If you could have written any piece of literature in history, be it books, speech, poetry, what piece would you want to say Written By Authors Name here? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin--love that story.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) My yellow Thunderbird (2002)--convertible--it’s fun to drive.

Rachel Gordon is stranded in South Carolina, pregnant, a recent widow when her husband fell overboard on the voyage to America. Nathan Stuart, a physician who came home from serving in the American army during the War of 1812, disenchanted with his life and the Lord, rescues Rachel and saves her life. Feeling responsible for her, Nathan tries to discourage her from living at a rundown farm her husband bought to start a new future in America. He wants her to return to England.
Rachel refuses to go back to England where her father disowned her for marrying against his wishes. The farm is all she has, and she is determined to make it on her own. But Nathan has other ideas and becomes her farmhand to discourage her from staying in America. Instead he ends up protecting her and being challenged by her. Can two wounded people heal each other?

 Bodyguarding is Kyra Morgan’s business--but this was supposed to be a vacation. Still, she can’t refuse the request from childhood friend and neighbor Michael Hunt. Michael’s sister Amy ran away after witnessing a murder. Michael needs Kyra’s help to find her and keep her safe. Yet as Kyra and Michael follow the trail along the Florida coast, their search grows more dangerous by the day. Terrorists are at work, and the stakes are perilously high. It will take everything they have--including trust they’re both reluctant to give--to escape the Everglades alive.

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  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. These books look amazing. I would love to win this. Thanks again.

    I subscribe via feedburner.


  2. Great interview, Debbie and Margaret! Would love to see that yellow Thunderbird. Looks like today would be a great day to drive it. :)

  3. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    I now follow you by feedburner along with GFC.


  4. Love Margaret's books. Both sound great!!!

    I follow via feedburner.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  5. Both sound great. Historical fiction is my favorite genre. I follow through feedburner.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  6. I would love to win Margaret's books! I am from SC so am really looking forward to her book From This Day Forward...any setting that takes place in SC with plantations, etc. has me...hook, line, and sinker! Thanks!


  7. I am a gfc follower!


  8. I follow through feedburner!


  9. Margaret's books sound really great in my two favorite genre, romantic suspense and historical romance. I'd love to be entered.

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  10. I'm reading From This Day Forward right now, and loving it. Such a tender romantic story.

  11. Margaret is such a versatile writer. It's interesting to me that she was a teacher of special needs students since I work with special needs kids at an elementary school.
    Both books look good but if I was able to choose, I'd select "From This Day Forward" as the one I'd like best. Thanks for giving this opportunity to win a book.
    I follow this blog through Feedburner.

  12. Rebecca, it's nice to see you here.
    Janet, come to WIN and you can see my yellow Thunderbird.
    Wfnren, thanks for stopping by.
    Linda, I'm glad you enjoy my books.
    Amy, historical romance is what got me into writing in the first place thirty years ago.
    Diana, I love to write about the South.
    Merry, my favorite genre is romantic suspense.
    Christine, I'm glad you're enjoying From This Day Forward.
    Pam, I loved teaching kids with special needs.

  13. I love Margaret's books and am so anxious to read both of these. Please enter me...I follow via E mail....feedburner. Thanks!

  14. I enjoy Margaret's books and these two look amazing.
    Enjoyed the interview...I think you would really get noticed in the bright Yellow T-bird!!

    I follow on GFC!


  15. I have heard good things about Margaret's books and would like to read it. Enjoyed the interview.


  16. HI Margaret & Debbie.

    Thanks for the opportunity to read these wonderful novels. I'm a follower, too.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  17. Jackie, I hope you get a chance to read both books.
    Maureen, there is only one other yellow T-bird in town and people tell me all the time I saw you so and so place. I can't hide.
    Jo, nice to see you here.
    Karen, waving to you.

  18. I enjoyed the interview, especially the questions to Margaret. I found it interesting about the growth of the python population and sad, too. I love all of Margaret's books especially her suspense. One of her books was the first Christian Fiction book I read and now I have a debut cozy coming out next month - ("Death in Dahlonega").
    Thanks for the chance to win one of these books.
    Debbie (debbiejeanm(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. It would be awesome to win these books!

  20. Hi Margaret, Enjoyed your interview. I Read When Night Falls and would love to win these books. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  21. I would feel like God just especially blessed me if I win this, because both of these books are on my wishlist! Thanks so much for the opportunity!


  22. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, I'm looking forward to getting Hidden in the Everglades so I can start reading it!

    Keep up the good work.


  23. Thanks for stopping by, Deborah (yay about your book coming out), Marissa (love your name, Miss Kallie (glad you enjoyed When Night Falls), Diana (hope you get a chance to read the book), and Wendy (congratulations on winning Hidden in the Everglades).