Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines. She has sold sixty-five books to date.
Margaret is currently the Volunteer Officer for ACFW. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in
Until she retired last year, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community.
You can visit her web site at http://www.margaretdaley.com/ and read excerpts from her books and learn about the ones recently released and soon to be released.
Margaret, God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?
I hope more books. Now that I’m retired, I want to write more and explore other writing opportunities.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have a wonderful husband of thirty-nine years and one son. He and his wife have four little girls.
Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
Yes, I don’t get to read as much as I wish. Also, when I do read I want something different from what I write.
What are you working on right now?
I am writing the second book in my home schooling series for Love Inspired. It is called Heart of a Cowboy and will be out next July 2010.
What outside interests do you have?
I love to do things with my friends and family. Most of my life revolves around my church, family and friends.
How do you choose your settings for each book?
If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
That’s an easy one. Jesus. There would be no better evening.
What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
How hard it was going to be—not that it would change what I did. But it would have been nice knowing that before I started. On second thought, maybe not.
What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
Patience and to give control over to Him. In the writing profession an author does a lot of waiting—to hear from an editor, to have a book publish.
Don't I know it. What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
Be determined and don’t give up.
Write almost every day, if possible.
Network with other writers and industry professionals.
Tell us about the featured book.
Together for the Holidays is Lisa Morgan’s story (the fifth book in the Fostered by Love series).
A single mother with a traumatic past, Lisa Morgan only wants to raise her son with love and values. But lately the boy is struggling. When his basketball coach becomes a reluctant role model, Lisa is relieved. Until she learns that David Russell is also a cop. She’s not ready to share her past—or her heart. And neither is the world-weary detective. Yet as Christmas comes closer, the true meaning of the holiday brings them together in ways they never dared dream.
I can't wait to read it. How can readers find you on the Internet?
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