Sunday, December 21, 2008

Author Margaret Daley - WHAT SARAH SAW - Free Book

Welcome back, Margaret. God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?

I have contracted for two more Love Inspired Suspense books, which will keep me busy until May. I am working on a book that is longer, so no telling where my writing will take me. This is a suspense that can’t be told in the shorter format.

I can hardly wait to read them. Tell us a little about your family.

I have a husband who is a wonderful support. We’ve been married for thirty-eight years. I have one son and three granddaughter with another on the way—due the first of April. Another girl, which means my son will be surrounded with five females.

We only have daughters. I've told my husband often that God has a special place in heaven for men who live in all-female households. They're special. Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?

Yes, I don’t have as much time to read. I often have to read for research purposes rather than pleasure. I’m a slow reader so it takes me a while to get through a book.

What are you working on right now?

I am writing the proposal for the third book in the Love Inspired Suspense continuity series for 2010. It’s called Cowboy Protector and the series centers around the Witness Protection Program in Montana.

When I can catch my breath with contracted books, I will be working on a historical proposal set in Montana. Maybe we can compare notes on Montana. What outside interests do you have?

I love to go to movies and lunch with my friends. I play bridge once or twice a month. And of course, I have three granddaughters!

How do you choose your settings for each book?

I choose places that interest me or fit the book I’m writing.

If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?

That’s easy—Jesus. That evening would be mind blowing. I can’t think of a better evening I could have.

What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?

How hard it is! This isn’t a job that is easy. Whipping out a novel takes a lot of work you have to be ready to do.

That is so true. What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?

Patience and His will. I went back to teaching after retiring last December to fill a long term sub job. He didn’t want me to, and I learned how much I had changed over the year. When I walked away from teaching, I really did in my heart. The Lord wants me to write and I’m listening now.

What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?

Read a lot of what you want to write. Network (contacts can really help you) and oh yeah, write then send the book out.

Tell us about the featured book.

What Sarah Saw is my Love Inspired Suspense for January 2009.
The only witness when a single mother mysteriously vanishes is her three-year-old daughter. FBI agent Sam Pierce needs to question little Sarah. Yet child psychologist Jocelyn Gold will barely let him near the girl. Or herself. The tragic conclusion to a kidnapping case broke Sam and Jocelyn apart the year before, and their hearts still haven’t healed. But for the child’s sake—and the mother’s—they must join forces to uncover just what Sarah saw.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Readers can go to my Web site at and they can also go to my blog at
Margaret, thank you for spending this time with us. I always enjoy having you come by.
Readers, you can order the book by clicking this link:

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of What Sarah Saw.


AmandaSue said...

I'd like to be entered for this book, thank you!

Mary said...

What Sarah Saw sounds very intriguing, I would love a chance to win it. Thanks!


jenna said...

Please enter me!

windycindy said...

Happy Holidays! I really enjoy Margaret's writing. The Love Inspired Suspense books are some of my favorites. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi

rebornbutterfly said...

i need this! my name is sarah!

kalea_kane said...

Great interview! What Sarah Saw sounds very exciting. Please enter me for a chance. :)

Thank you and Merry Christmas!




Just.Me said...

This sounds like an exciting read. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks.

Abi said...

Mysteries are becoming favorites. This one sounds good. I'd love to win.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Margaret Daley said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I have an excerpt up on my web site of What Sarah Saw and a link to a free download of the prequel called When Night Falls. My web site is
Have a blessed Christmas,

Cherie J said...

Wonderful interview! I love Margaret's books so I definitely would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

Martha A. said...

I have lived in MT for about 21 years so if there is any things about Mt that stump you or you want to know how it really is, feel free to ask!
I know that when I read a book that was set in Mt it made it much more enjoyable when the author knew what she was talking about as far as the area she used. She referenced even to local hangouts etc. and I knew she had been there!

Marla said...

This sounds like a good book. Would love to win. Thank you for the entry.

Pamela J said...

I just HAVE to ask: Do both your books land about the same date in time? Even within the same year or so? Wouldn't it be FUN if you two have a cross-over in YOUR books?
In my house, I was surrounded by all boys but my son was surrounded with three females until his son was born last year.
I really enjoyed your prequal for What Sarah Saw, Margaret. I'm looking forward to reading this one and the ones that come after.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at wb4me dot com

stampedwithgrace said...

Hi Margaret! I have 5 girls, so my dh knows how your son feels :)

I love suspense books and would love to read one of Margarets! please enter me :)

Megan said...

My husband always felt like he was surrounded by women when he was growing up... even the dog was a girl!

Sign me up please!


Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Deborah said...

What Sarah Saw sounds like an excellent book! I love the Love Inspired Suspense line. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Margaret Daley said...

Martha, thanks for offering to help with MT info. I may take you up on it. Most of the book will take place at a ranch in Bitterroot Valley.
Megan, my son has two dogs and they are both female, too. Hadn't thought about that.

Karin said...

Sounds like an interesting book....Would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you!

Becky C. said...

This sounds like a very interesting book.

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.


Maureen said...

I would love to win this book.

Ausjenny said...

I really enjoy Margarets books please enter me.
ausjenny at gmail dot com