Monday, March 1, 2010

Author Interview and Book Giveaway: Cowboy Protector

Margaret Daley has been spinning stories for as long as she can remember. From the earliest road trip to today as she completes her 66th novel. Her novels contain a strong faith element with ordinary people, striving to overcome life’s challenges. Besides writing for Steeple Hill Love Inspired, Margaret has been a teacher to special needs children and is a wife of thirty nine years as well as a mother to one son and grandmother to four girls. I am pleased to share an interview I had with Margaret recently. She has graciously agreed to give away a copy of her book Cowboy Protector, her March Love Inspired Suspense, to one fortunate winner!

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).

4: How do you coordinate time between writing and other responsibilities?

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 .

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 ( I’m thankful for every reader who has read my books.

Readers: For a chance to win Cowboy Protector please leave a comment with a valid email address. This contest is random and a winner will be chosen using Chances of winning are based on the number of entries.

You must reside in the U.S. to enter.

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  1. Cowboy Protector is on my wish list and I'd love a chance to win it. Thanks!

    I'm a follower.

    I'm a subscriber.


  2. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity---am a follower and an email subscriber :) Tammy

  3. I'm a follower

    I've subscribed

    I love Margaret Daley's stories.

    robinribbit at yahoo dot com

  4. thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous book :)


  5. Hello, just discovered your blog. Very cute! I love Margaret Daley!
    And I too am addicted to winning books!
    I appreciate the opportunity to win the book off of your blog. Thanks so much.

  6. Hi, just discovered your follower now.
    Please enter me for this book!

  7. I'm a new subscriber.
    This book sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.I like Margaret Daley's stories. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  8. Nice interview! I love the cover and the idea of trust & forgiveness being a theme. Please sign me up. :o)


  9. Thanks for entering the giveaway and stopping by to read the interview.

  10. I love the love inspired books. Please include me in this giveaway. Thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. Hello Margaret!

    I just discovered your adorable blog!
    I am now a subscriber and a follower!

    I was inspired by reading your interview. I love to read and have dreams of writing fiction for children.

    ***I would LOVE the opportunity to win the copy of your book!
    Thank you for your willingness to give it away!

  12. I love cowboy stories. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

  13. This Book looks wonderful I would love a chance to win! I've never really read many suspense novels but this one looks so good I would love a chance to read it!:)

  14. I have subscribed to this blog:)

  15. Hi! I'm a new follower and subscriber & would love to win a copy of Cowboy Protector. Thank you for the opportunity.

    God Bless you.

    Cindy Woolard


  16. I forgot to say earlier Carman sent me I found your site and this giveaway on here blog!:)

  17. This book sounds like my kind of read and I would love to win it!

    4mypersonalreview at gmail dot com

  18. Book sounds great! Carman sent me.

  19. Please enter me Carmen sent me

    I am a new follower with google

    I put your button on my blog


  20. I can't wait to read your book, and the series that you are working on sounds fun too!


  21. I love the Love Inspired books. I would love to win this one!!

    I am a subscriber.

    minabucket2 at verizon dot net

  22. Great interview - I'd love to read this.

    I follow your blog

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  24. Greetings,
    Would love to win this book. I'm a great fan of Love Inspired Suspense books.
    Great interview.
    Have a blessed day,
    Trinity Rose
    I'm a follower!

    wandaelaine AT gmail DOT com

  25. Please enter me....

    +1 I am a follower

    +1 I am an email subscriber

    Blessings and hugs!
    Mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

  26. I love Margaret's books!!!

  27. I love Margaret's books! Please enter me.

    I'm a follower.

    I subscribe.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  28. I would love to read "Cowboy Protector". Please add me to the giveaway.


  29. As you can see by the responses Margaret is a favorite author of many. I for one am so glad that she didn't give up after her dry spell. I love her books and hope she will be
    writing for many years to come.
    Deborah M.

  30. What a great interview Casey!:)
    I would love to enter this giveaway!
    Love Ya,

    I can't believe it! Almost 70 followers! Great job Casey. Keep up the awesome posts:)


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According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

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