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Monday, March 1, 2010
Author Interview and Book Giveaway: Cowboy Protector
Margaret, thank you for taking the time to visit us today! I appreciate you taking the time to answer these few questions, letting us get to know you better.
1: How long did you write before you were published?
I wrote for three years before I became published for the first time. But I did have a dry spell for eight years after I sold 20 books. Thankfully I didn’t give up but continued to write and came back to sell 46 more.
2: When you held that first book in your hands, what was your first thought?
I could hardly believe it. When I hold each of my books in my hand, I thank the Lord. The thrill never goes away.
3: What do you find the hardest part about writing?
Description—when I write a story I always have to go back in and put description into the story (make myself do it).
I’m pretty disciplined and organized which helps a lot. I set a word count for the week. If I don’t make it for one day, I write more the next.
5: What are you working on now?
I’m working on Christmas Bodyguard, the first in my Love Inspired Suspense series called The Guardian, Inc. It is an agency of female bodyguards.
6: Where can readers find out more about your books?
My web site has excerpts on a lot of my books up as well as information about my books—past, present and future. My web site is http://www.margaretdaley.com .
7: What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?
I want to write an entertaining story that leaves the reader uplifted and with hope in the end. I often write about forgiveness and trust in my books.
8: Why did you choose this profession?
I’ve always been a storyteller from when I was a little girl. I had to learn the craft of writing but the stories just come to me. So in many ways the profession chose me.
Thank you for being with us today. Any final words for readers?
I love to hear from readers. I have a web site and a blog (http://margaretdaley.blogspot.com). I’m thankful for every reader who has read my books.
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