Friday, November 23, 2012

Interview with Margaret Daley


INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR SUSPENSE SISTERS:

S.S: How long have you been writing?

M. D: I have been writing for thirty-four years.

S.S: Do you write full time? If the answer is no, what else do you do? If you are a full time author, what other jobs did you have in the past?

M. D: After retiring as a teacher for twenty-seven years, I now write full time.

S.S: Tell us about the moment you finally felt like a “real author”?

M. D: I felt a "real author" when I got the call and sold my first book in 1980. It was a Silhouette Romance that was published in 1981.

S.S.: Who has been your greatest supporter as an author? 

M.D: My husband has been behind me and so supportive through my years of writing whether I sold a book or not. He has made my writing so much easier with his support.

S.S:  Why suspense? Do you write in any other genres? If so, what?

M. D: My favorite genre to read is suspense and romantic suspense so it seemed natural that I would write what I love to read. I also write contemporary romance.

S.S:  Tell us about your current release.

M.D: My current release is Christmas Stalking, November Love Inspired Suspense.

The blurb for Christmas Stalking:
Bodyguard Ellie St. James has one objective: protect her client…without letting her know. Pretending to be Rachel "Winnie" Winfield's assistant lets Ellie stay close, but there's an unexpected complication—Colt Winfield. Winnie's grandson wasn't in on the plans, and the suspicious marine biologist isn't easy to fool. When the truth comes out, so do more threats to Winnie's life. Trapped on a Colorado mountain, Ellie and Colt must trust each other to guard Winnie and find the stalker. Before this Christmas becomes their last.
 
S.S: What is the main thing you hope readers remember from your story?

M.D: How important it is to forgive a person. This story is about revenge and how it can consume a person to the point it affects his whole life.

S.S: Who is your favorite character in this book and why?

M. D: I really like Ellie and Colt, but my favorite character is Colt's grandmother, Winnie. She is a fighter. Her faith is deep and she lives her life with integrity.

S.S: What are you working on now?

M. D: I am starting the second book in my Love Inspired series called Caring Canines about therapy and service dogs.

S.S:  Now let’s get a little personal. Name two things on your “bucket list” that you haven’t done yet.

M.D: I would like to go hot air ballooning and visit Australia. 

S.S.: Where can readers find you on the internet?

M.D: My website is http://www.margaretdaley.com

S.S.: Anything else you’d like to tell or share with us?  

M.D: I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas--can't believe it is a month away.

What are some good Christmas books you've read? I just finished reading Chasing Christmas and loved this book by Steven Hunt. I will send my latest one, Christmas Stalking, to one winner. Please leave your email address, if you want to enter the drawing, so I can contact you if you won the book.

30 comments:

  1. Recently read 'The Christmas Box'- Richard Paul Evans. Would love to win this one! Thanks for the offer. linda[dot]maendel[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Thanks for the interview Margaret! I've enjoyed several of your books. I don't read a lot of "Christmas" books perse but I did read "The Judge Who Stole Christmas" last holiday season and enjoyed it. But I always love a good mystery!
    Blessings,
    hollymag(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love author interviews. :) I haven't read any Christmas books yet this year. Would love to read Christmas Stalking.
    pbmax101@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, JenT. I enjoy getting to know other authors.

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  4. Would love to read your new book.
    Donna
    doparker50@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Donna. You are entered. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  5. Margaret - I've enjoyed reading your books and it's cool to read this interview now. I love Christmas and I love Christmas stories...and movies. My tv recorder is full of Christmas movies I've already recorded (started Thanksgiving Day). Now I'm starting to read books set with Christmas themes. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Would love it even more to win! hee-hee.
    Drop my name in the drawing please - deborahlynne8@gmail.com THANKS!

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  6. CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS:
    It would be hard to win, giving you the wrong email address. My brain was thinking web site so my name was spelled out. Email address is shortened so here is the correction. deblynne8@gmail.com. Sorry.

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    1. Deborah, I've been taping Christmas movies, too. I watched one last night that had me crying. Such a touching story about hope and forgiveness.

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  7. I've enjoyed many of your novels, I am an avid reader and enjoy seeing a new one out by you. Thanks so much! mstands@gmail.com

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    1. I'm so glad you have enjoyed some of my books. I had a lot of fun writing Christmas Stalking.

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  8. I would love to win your book!
    Thanks,
    gardenlinda@gmail.com

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  9. This book sounds great! You know, you could probably go hot air ballooning IN Australia...kill two birds with one stone. Happy Holidays!
    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. I love that idea. I bet it would be a beautiful ride, too.

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    2. I've always wanted to go up in a balloon, too. When and if I ever do, I pray it is somewhere beautiful. :)

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  10. I enjoy good Christian fiction, including your books. I would love to win a copy of one.
    Thanks.
    linlee822@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I'm with you about Christian fiction. I just finished Lynette Eason's new book coming out next year--When a Secret Kills. Fantastic.

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  11. Would like to win your new book! Martha T. Email address is CRPrairie1atimonmail.com.

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    1. I have you in the drawing, Martha. Thanks.

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  12. Loved your interview. I actually already have the book as I have a monthly subscription to love inspired suspense and receive 4 a month. Great service. Looking forward to reading your book and excited about this blog as well. The 2 types of Christian fiction I read are suspense and Amish. Blessings and prayers for your continued inspiration, Susan Fryman

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    1. I hope you enjoy Christmas Stalking. Yes, the book service for Love Inspired Suspense is a great way to get 4 good suspense books a month.

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  13. These Love Inspired Suspense books are great! I'd love to win a copy of Margaret's newest one! Thank you for the interview and giveaway!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Nancee, I agree that Love Inspired Suspense has great reads. I've got you in the drawing.

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  14. I'd love to go hot air ballooning and visit Australia too. :) Thanks for this giveaway!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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    1. Jes, the closest I've come is parasailing over the Caribbean. Beautiful and fun experience.

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  15. I am loving this new Suspense Sisters website. Please enter me into the drawing :O)
    lynfordshire@gmail.com

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    1. Lynnford, I've enjoyed getting to know my suspense sisters better. Get bunch of gals.

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  16. Martha is the winner of Christmas Stalking. I have emailed you. Please send me your address. Thanks to everyone who entered.

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