Tuesday, December 13, 2011

HIS HOLIDAY FAMILY - Margaret Daley - Free Book


Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com

Since you’re being published regularly, what new avenues will your future books take?
I'm looking at putting some of my out-of-print books into ebooks, but other than that at this point nothing different from what I am doing now.   

What conferences will you be attending this year? Will you be a speaker at any of them? 
I will be at ACFW national conference, NOLA's conference in March (where I will be a speaker) and possibly RWA national conference.    

If you were in charge of planning the panel discussion at a writing conference, what topic would the panel cover, and who would you ask to be on the panel, and why?
I would like to hear a panel on how to utilize the social media to promote your books. I would like to invite Thomas Umstattd, Morgan with RT and other experts in social media.

How important is it to you to be active in writing organizations?
I think it is important. I am serving as president of ACFW. The organization has done so much for writers.         

Where in the community or your church do you volunteer?
I am on the vestry of my church as well as the outreach committee.

Who is the one person who has made the most impact on your life, and how?
My mother is by her example. She was a loving person who took care of many people as a nurse. Her faith was strong.      

If you could write the inscription on your tombstone, what would it be?
She lived life to the fullest.    

Tell us about the featured book.
Blurb of His Holiday Family: When Hurricane Naomi tears through a small Mississippi town, a daring rescue unites two heroes. Nurse Kathleen Hart is a single mom racked by guilt over her husband's death. Firefighter Gideon O'Brien—orphaned as a young boy—has lost too many people he cared for. To rise above the storm's devastation, Gideon helps Kathleen and her sons rebuild their home. As Christmas approaches, they discover that even the strongest of storms can't destroy a romance built on the foundation of faith.

Please share the first page with us.    
Excerpt from His Holiday Family:
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Gideon O'Brien hopped down from Engine Two and assessed the chaos in front of him. Strapping on his air pack, he started toward his captain. A hand gripped his arm and stopped his forward progress. He turned toward the blonde woman who held him, her large blue eyes glistening with tears. She looked familiar, but he couldn't place where he knew her from. His neighbor's daughter, perhaps?

"My two sons and my cousin—their babysitter—must still be inside. I don't see them outside with the other tenants." Her voice quivered. She tightened her hand on his arm and scanned the crowd. "I'm Kathleen Hart. My sons are Jared and Kip. I tried Sally's cell but she didn't answer. Please get them out." A tear slipped down her cheek.

"Where are they?" Gideon moved toward his captain, his palm at the small of her back, guiding her in the direction he wanted her to go. Yes, he realized, she was his neighbor Ruth Coleman's daughter.

"Sally's second-floor apartment is on the east side, the fourth one down on your right. Number 212. Hurry." Her round eyes fastened on the fire consuming the three-story apartment building on Magnolia Street.

Gideon paused in front of Captain Fox. "Mrs. Hart says her sons and babysitter are still inside. Pete and I can go in and get them." He looked toward the west end of the large structure where the men of Engine One were fighting the flames eating their way through the top level. "There's still time."

Wow! That’s intense. Where can my readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Margaret, for sharing this Christmas book with us.

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
His Holiday Family

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Wendy Newcomb said...

Thank you for doing this interview. These Love Inspired are great reads.

I live in FL

wfnren at aol dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks Lena and Margaret for a great post, and offering the books. i love the LI novels, and so does my mom. we are in Arizona


Lorna Faith said...

Love the beginning of your story Margaret:-) Now of course I want to read the rest!
Please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win:)

Lorna from Alberta

lornafaith at gmail dot com

A J Hawke said...

Margaret, your book, His Holiday Family sounds like one I would enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of the giveaway.

A J Hawke

scottsgal said...

sounds like a wonderful holiday story - thanks for the chance
cheryl in IL
msboatgal at aol.com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Aizess said...

I would enjoy a book just in time for Christmas- please enter me!

I live in New York

Margaret Daley said...

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2012.

Mary Preston said...

I'm enjoying finding you all over the place Margaret. HIS HOLIDAY FAMILY is on my wish list already.

Mary P


Patty said...

Sounds like a good book... add my name to the drawing!

Patty in SC

Margaret Daley said...

Waving to Patty and Mary.

Jackie S. said...

I love Margaret's books and love Christmas LI books. Please enter me... live in NE Georgia.

Merry said...

I've enjoyed several of Margaret's books and would love a chance to win His Holiday Family. Thanks!
Merry in TX

Patricia said...

Margaret I look forward to your out of prints going to ebooks.
I am addicted to love inspired
books ;o)
I can relate to this book about surviving a hurricane with me living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I am a native Houstonian. The first huricane I remember hitting us was Carla. That did some major damage.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Patricia aka Mamaw


Katie said...

Please enter me! :) Looks great. I'm from NC.

God bless!

Katie G.

Lane Hill House said...

I would like to read Margaret Daley's His Holiday Family. I just finished her novel, From This Day Forward, and enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it!

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me I would love to win a copy of this book it sounds like a great story! Thanks and God bless.
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Anonymous said...

love to read. TX. teddytukufu(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Looks very interesting!!
I love things to do with christmas
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond

Bethany said...

I'd love a copy! I'm in Ohio :)

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me!
Blanch, N.C.

Jo said...

Thanks for the offer of a new book. Please enter me.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Coolestmommy said...

That first page is totally gripping. Can't wait to read all of it.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

holdenj said...

Boy, Maragaret Daley always has a good new story coming out! Thanks!
Julie in MN

rubynreba said...

I always enjoy Margaret Daley books. Beautiful cover!!
from Iowa.

Joanna Richmond said...

sounds exciting and interesting I would Love to read the book thanks for the chance enter me
Joanna Richmond
Blanch NC

Nathanael Richmond said...

Enter me!
Nathanael Richmond
Blanch, NC