Monday, November 1, 2010

Giveaway and Author Interview: A Daughter for Christmas

Today I am hosting a giveaway with author Margaret Daley. Read to the end to find out how to enter!

Welcome back to Writing for Christ, I am excited to have you here for a second time.


What has changed in your writing life since you were last here?

I have sold eight books to be written in the next couple of years. Most of them are romantic suspense books but I do have a series for Love Inspired centered around a town rebuilding after a hurricane. I lived in Biloxi, which has gone through several major hurricanes over the years. I want to pay tribute to the people who rebuild after such a tragedy.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

I read Carla Stewart’s Chasing Lilacs. It reminded me of the book I taught to my students—To Kill a Mockingbird. It was fabulous.

Do you have favorite authors?

My favorite writer is James Rollins. He writes suspenseful adventures.

What do you find the most enjoyable part of writing or connecting with readers?

I love hearing from readers and write back when I do. I hope my stories have entertained them and brought them some joy.

What do you find the most ideal atmosphere for writing? Do you ever get those surroundings?

I love writing in my office. It is decorated the way I like it. I have a couch I often write on using my laptop. I have hot pink walls and lots of flamingos around my office. I have a large window that overlooks my front yard with the gardens—especially a butterfly bush that attracts a lot of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Okay, something fun for those writers out there: In what point of your writing career did you surprise yourself by writing the most words ever in the shortest amount of time?

I’m what you would call a steady, plodding writer. I usually write every day a certain amount of words. I have rarely written over 3000 words in a day (15,000-16,000 in a week) and so far I haven’t had to.

Thanks for being here again! It has been a joy and we wish the very best with your novels.

Thank you for having me again, Casey. It’s always a joy.

Okay readers here is your chance to check out Margaret's brand new book!
PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS! If I draw your name and there is no email, YOU WILL NOT WIN!

For extra entries:
~Be a follower
~Be a subscriber

And a NEW one:
~Follow my Margaret's blog HERE
(to do this copy and paste her blog address, visit your dashboard and click on "add" under the blogs you follow. Enter the address and follow the steps!)

Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on November 13th.

65 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this! It sounds so good and the cover is beautiful!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  3. Please enter me.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm a follower +1
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. +1 I follow Margaret
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to win the book! ☺

    ReplyDelete
  7. Please enter me in the giveaway!
    It sounds like a good read!

    charsaltz at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I now follow Margaret's blog

    charsaltz at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would love to win a copy of this book. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love Christmas stories and would love to win A Daughter for Christmas. I have fallen in love with Christian writers and can't get enough of this awesome writing.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter for this beautiful book.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am a follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am an subscriber

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I now follow Margaret's blog. Great blog by the way.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks like a great book!
    melissa at earthlink dot net

    And speaking of Christmas, I'm having a Christmas Short Story contest over at my blog. NO entry fee! Feel free to pop by and spread the word!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Just stumbled upon your blog! Very nicely built! I'd love to be entered!
    twinmomx5atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful cover...Please include me in this giveaway!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am a follower!


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am a subscriber!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I now follow Margaret's Blog!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a nice interview, Margaret seems like such a great person. I would love to win her new holiday story! Thanks for the chance!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh, I love the description of Margaret's office. I should have guessed flamingos because of her web site. thanks for the book offer. Love to be entered.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm a follower of WfC


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  23. subscriber too

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  24. follow Margaret's blog too.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm a GFC follower and would love to be included in this drawing. Thanks, Casey! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm also a subscriber and read your emails whenever they pop into my box! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am following Margaret's blog by subscribing to her posts feed through my Google reader. reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is my "initial" comment to say I've read Forsaken Canyon by Margaret and really enjoyed it! I'd love to read another of her books! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Please enter me.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm a follower +1
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I follow Margaret
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Email subscriber
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. This book sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Email subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I am a follower. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I now follow Margaret's blog .augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'm a follower and a subscriber, please enter me. Love, love, love Christmas stories!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thanks for the chance to win!! I am a follower.

    Jennifer

    jmschwindt at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you so much for this chance! I love getting in the Christmas spirit! I am a follower.
    April
    apeygirl at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. please count me in!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am a subscriber.

    mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I am a follower.

    mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I follow Margaret's blog.

    mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thanks, Casey, for hosting me. And thanks to everyone for stopping and entering the contest.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love Margaret's books, and this one sounds great! Please enter me.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I follow by GFC.


    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I follow Margaret's blog by GFC.


    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Please, enter me. I follow you blog, Margaret's blog, and I'm a subscriber (Google reader). My email is reginahott at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I've been trying to win this for weeks. Thanks for the giveaway.
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. I'm a follower
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'm an email subscriber
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Please enter me...I'm a follower.
    umdmaurer at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Oooh, I LOVE Love Inspired books! They're my favorite! I'd love to win this one. I actually had looked at it in the store and almost got it!

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Okay, I now follow your blog.

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  56. And now I'm subscribed to your blog.

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Finally, I now follow Margaret's blog. Thanks!

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  58. Would love to read this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I follow as Renee G on gfc.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  61. Follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  62. subscriber

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  63. I follow Margaret's blog

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by, I love to hear from those who traffic my blog! Have a wonderful day. :)

FTC Rules

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.

 
Blog Design by Imagination Designs all images from the Country Wildflowers kit by Laurie Ann