Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Author Margaret Daley - A TEXAS THANKSGIVING - Free Book

I'm happy to welcome Margaret back to my blog with this book in a Love Inspired series.

Welcome, Margaret, I just love reading these series by Love Inspired. What is the name of the series this book is in, and where in the series does it occur?

The series takes planes in Prairie Springs, Texas. The series is called Homecoming Heroes because it is based around characters who are in the military or recently have been.

That's a subject close to my heart, since my oldest grandson has recently returned from Iraq. Who came up with the idea for the series?

The Steeple Hill editors came up with the series. We took basic plots and continuity threads we were given and ran with them.

I know that working on a series that weaves together takes a lot of work. How did your team schedule the work?

We formed a yahoo loop and talked and emailed a lot, especially in the planning stages.

Did you find it hard or easy to work within the series framework?

A continuity for Love Inspired is easier to write than one for the Love Inspired Suspense series. This is just my opinion and others may feel different, but I’ve written both types of continuity series. It still has to be woven together which does require working with the other authors.

What other books have you had published?

In the Love Inspired line I have written fifteen other books. I also write for the Love Inspired line (to date I have had fifty seven books bought—not all Steeple Hill).

That's an impressive number. When you aren’t writing or spending time with your family, what is your favorite activity?

Reading and going to lunch with friends.

Where do you do most of your writing?

Sitting at my desk working on my computer—occasionally I will use my laptop and sit on the couch.

I use my desktop computer the most, too. What part of the country do you live it? And why do you like that part of the country?

I live in Oklahoma and it’s been my home for almost thirty-eight years. I love the area. It’s almost in the middle of the country so I’m not too far from any one place.

Now, Margaret, tell us about the featured book.

My book is the fifth one in the series. It is called A Texas Thanksgiving.

Two matching-making little girls try to get their parents together, but neither Julia Saunders or Evan Paterson wants to have anything to do with dating. That doesn’t stop their daughters from scheming to match them up. Will their plan work and break down their parents’ barriers?

How can my readers find you on the Internet?

I have a web site at http://www.margaretdaley.com/ and I also have a blog at http://margaretdaley.blogspot.com/ .

Margaret, thank you for spending this time with us.

Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of A Texas Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check back a week from Saturday to see if you've won.

If you don't win, you can buy a copy here:


Mary said...

A Texas Thanksgiving sounds fun with two little matchmakers. Add my name please, thanks.

Martha A. said...

Sounds fun! martha(at)lclink(dot(com)

Cheri2628 said...

This sounds like a fun, sweet story. I love to read romances that feature children trying to play matchmakers. Please include me in the drawing.


Maureen said...

It sounds like a sweet story.

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks, Mary, Martha, Cheri, and Maureen. This story was fun to write.


windycindy said...

I think Margaret is wonderful! Thanks for the charming interview with her.
Please enter me in your drawing for her book. Many thanks, Cindi

Ausjenny said...

Oh please enter me this looks so good.

Cherie J said...

I love Margaret's books and I don't have this one yet so I would love to win. wonderful interview!

Pammer said...

I just finished reading Forsaken Canyon by Margaret and it was absolutely fabulous. (I loved that series!)

I'd love to read Texas Thanksgiving as well. I adore the idea of two little girls fixing their parents up.

As far as laptop vs. desktop, with three teens in the house, there's usually one attached to my desktop so all my writing stuff is on my laptop. :)

Great interview ladies!


Abi said...

Oh, I'd love to be in this drawing. I love holidays. This sounds like a really fun book. I love HS books. I've heard about this series and would love to win this book.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Ruby (Mouth) said...

The Love Inspired books by HQ are always soo good. This one sounds very cute. Please enter me!!

angelleslament @ gmail.com

Carolynn W. said...

I would love to read margaret's book, it sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks everyone for visiting and Lena for giving me this opportunity to spread the word about A Texas Thanksgiving.

Pamela J said...

Margaret, since this story is surrounded by a continuity thread, does it need to be read in any certain order with the others included in this thread or is each book a stand alone read?
The story sounds like it's going to be great fun to read, I'm looking forward to it.
I was surprised you had so many books out, I knew there were quite a few: I have 14 of yours so I have some catching up to do!
Thank you Lena for entering me in this drawing.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Deborah said...

This sounds like such a sweet story! I would love to win this book. Please add my name to the drawing. Thanks!

blueviolet said...

That's a cute storyline idea; sounds like a nice one!

Jo said...

Oh how fun with two little matchmakers. I also love reading books with little children being the matchmakers for their family. Please enter me in the drawing.


ForstRose said...

Please enter me. forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com


Norma said...

Sounds fun! Please enter me.

Margie said...

A Texas Thanksgiving sounds wonderful! I would love to have this book! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!