Saturday, February 21, 2015


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 ninety-two books to date. 

SS: Tell us a little about yourself.

I’ve written and sold over 90 books with about 5 books to go to reach the 100 mark. I love writing romantic suspense stories. I recently became a USA Today Bestseller, which was thrilling news.

SS: When did you realize you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always been a storyteller but the putting the stories down on paper came much later. A few years before I sold my first book in 1980, I decided to try putting one of the stories in my head down on paper. The rest is history.

SS: What are some of the challenges you face as a writer? Are there aspects of your life that are hard for family and friends to understand? What are they? 
I have a lot I want to write and not enough time to do it.

SS: What genre do you write and why? Are there other genres you’ve written or would like to try?

I write mostly romantic suspense but I also write contemporary romance. I’ve also written historical romance.

SS: How do you create characters? Are they based on people you know?

Truthfully I’m not sure where my characters come from. I’m sure I’ve used traits from people I’ve met.

SS: Tell us about your current release.

To Save Her Child’s blurb:

When a young boy goes missing from wilderness day camp, Alaskan search and rescue worker Josiah Witherspoon is on the case. The brooding ex-marine promises to find the child and return him to his worried mother. But he doesn't know that Ella Jackson has a secret past. One that could put them all in danger. When tensions mount, Ella needs to tell Josiah the truth—but she can't set aside her fears enough to trust him. Ella and Josiah are ready to risk their lives to save her son, but will they risk their hearts, as well?

Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day

SS: Where did you get the idea for this book?

Again I’m not sure where my ideas come from. They percolate in my brain and somehow come together in a story.

SS: Tell us about your main character.

Ella Jackson divorced and ran away from an abusive husband who went to prison. She’s gone into hiding and is always looking over her shoulder for her ex-husband, so when her son went missing, she thought he had found them.

SS: Is there a spiritual message in your book? If so, what is it?

Forgiveness and getting beyond the hurt

SS: What are you working on now?

The fourth book in the same series—Alaskan Search and Rescue. This revolves a drug smuggling ring.

SS: Favorite TV shows?

Blue Bloods, NCIS shows, Elementary and Forever

SS: Anything special you eat or drink while you’re writing?

I drink tea and water—nothing special

SS: How do you celebrate after completing a book?

I give myself a couple of days off before I start my next project.

SS: Where can readers find you on the Internet?

Twitter: @margaretdaley

Margaret is giving away a copy of her book, To Save Her Child. Leave a comment, along with your contact information, for a chance to win!


  1. Would love to win. Angela Chesnut

  2. I want to win! Email is

  3. Sorry, I forgot my contact info!
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. I don't know why my first comment didn't come through, sorry!
      This sounds like a great book by a new-to-me author. I'm just getting into the Love Inspired Suspense genre, though I have a ton of other Love Inspired on my bookshelf. Margaret congrats on almost 100 books written & sold, that's a wonderful accomplishment!! Blessings on many more & keep writing what the Lord has put on your heart to write! You & I have something in common, I drink water or tea also as I am doing whatever around the house. :-) Thank you for a chance to win a copy of "To Save Her Child", sounds like a great read! Enjoyed your interview & learning a bit about you & your writing!

  4. Sounds awesome! I love daleys book!

  5. Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks, Kristie Porter

    tklovenest {at} aol {.} com

  6. I have read a couple of Margaret's books and enjoyed them. I know I would enjoy this one because I've been to Alaska and it's a fascinating place. I read a lot of books that take place there.

    1. I think Alaska is gorgeous, too, Bonnie.

  7. My heart started beating faster when I saw the familiar author's name and feasted on the cover! It was heart-warming to read the interview - thank you! I cannot wait to read this book!

  8. Awesome interview. Love the cover!! Pp92596 at outlook dot com

  9. Would love to read this. Sounds good.

  10. Would love to win! Karen White

  11. Would love to win read! Thank you. Jacqui

  12. Sounds great! Thank you for the interview and giveaway :)

    Lori P
    jlipayer (at)charter (dot) net

  13. I love a great suspense book! I enjoyed the interview and would love to have a chance to read Margaret's book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  14. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  15. Five books to go and then 100! Congratulations Margaret! That is wonderful! You definitely are a gifted story teller. Keep them coming!


  16. I appreciate everyone who stopped by. Thank you. I'm finishing the 4th book in this series right now. Happy reading.

  17. Sounds wonderful - would love to win!
    bettimace at gmail dot com

  18. Can't wait to read it! I love continuity series so I can hear more about the community and characters! Would love to win a copy.

  19. What an accomplishment! 100 books! Thanks for letting us get to know you.
    lill dot kohler at gmail dot com

  20. Sounds liek a great book! I love learning about new authors :D


  21. As I read this interview, I realized that Margaret has written a book that is very timely and very plausible. Women everyday live with the fear of abuse and.running to protect their children and themselves. Thank you for this interview and giveaway and congratulations for such a prolific career!
    cps1950 AT gmail DOT com

  22. Congratulations! It seems very interesting and i love to win a book.

  23. I enjoy Love Inspired books and would like to win one.

  24. Love all your books and have read a lot of them. Would love to win this book. You are talented.

  25. My post didn't go through first time, so trying again.I love your books & would love to win! neceemama@yahoodotcom

  26. Love these books,Thanks for a chance to win