Monday, November 12, 2012

Margaret Daley Returns To Say Hello

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three 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.

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. Let's catch up. What have you been working on besides your latest release Christmas Stalking?
The last book I wrote is the 5th book in The Guardians, Inc Series. I've titled it On the Run but that may change before it comes out in June of 2013.

What’s your favorite genre of writing?

My favorite genre to write and read is romantic suspense.

Who is the most fun character you ever created?
Kate Collier in Heart of the Amazon (Love Inspired Suspense)--That book practically wrote itself because Kate just took over. I had a ball with her--It's like Romancing the Stone meets The African Queen.

I love when the characters come alive in our minds as well as our written words. Which of your written plots is your favorite?

That is really difficult to say. Probably Saving Hope (romantic suspense) from Abingdon. It is the first book in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series. But I may have a different answer after I finish the story I'm working on right now called Severed Trust--the fourth book in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series.

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?

I write on the computer, but I will run a copy off, go through it and make changes on the print copy.

Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it?

Yes, Buried Secrets, a Love Inspired Suspense, was one of those books. I loved the story idea, made some changes to it and updated it.

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will?

Horror. I don't like reading it or seeing those kind of movies so I can't see me writing it.

Do you multitask, write more than one story at a time?

I do one project at a time. I don't write two different stories at the same time. It would confuse me.

Do you have a special place where you write?

In my office on my couch with my laptop.

Does music help you write?

I usually listen to music in the background. I like the noise but probably couldn't tell you what I heard.

How do you find the time to write?

It's my full-time job so I find the time. It's a priority for me. I put in full days writing 5-7 days a week.

How do people react when they find out you are a writer?

Most people are interested. They will ask me about my writing.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?

The next book is a Harlequin Anthology, Countdown to First Night, by Jillian Hart, myself, and Brenda Minton. In it Everyone is looking forward to the spectacular New Year's Eve festivities in Snow Falls, Colorado-on First Night and anything seems possible! 

In Jillian Hart's story, Winter's Heart, Shelby Craig comes to Snow Falls for a First Night job, but secretly hopes it will be a respite from her grief and a haven for her two young kids. A sympathetic cop becomes the determined widow's staunchest ally-though helping her may break his heart. 

My story is Snowbound at New Year. Let me give you the teaser: This was supposed to be a done deal! Children's book author Ellie Summers came to the festival to meet her new illustrator. She didn't expect him to turn down her proposal. And then to find the obstinate man so charming... Is it wrong to hope his matchmaking twin daughters succeed? 

In Brenda Minton's A Kiss At Midnight, pride is a hard thing to swallow, but Jolie Godwin does her best to ignore her grievances with Jake Wild this one time. The man is graciously letting her exhibit her artwork in his luxury resort for First Night. He seems like a good person and a devoted uncle. If only he'd always been so perfect. Because his kiss is something she can't forget.

Sounds like quite a New Year's Eve indeed. Thanks again for revisiting us and sharing your writing news!

Christmas Stalking is available at:

Margaret Daley is giving away a copy of Christmas StalkingTo be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your e-mail address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.

Remember to read wherever you wander, 
The Wandering Writer,


Anonymous said...

I have this book, but would love to win one for a gift. My list is long and my money is short. Anyway, think it would be a good way to introduce Margaret Daley to a new reader. Please enter me in contest.
Maxie ( )

Jennifer said...

Hi Margaret! I too do not like horror movies or books and I refuse to read or watch them! I love reading suspense and I'm grateful for all your hard work! Write on!

cjajsmommy said...

Definitely time to get some Christmas themed books. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful christmas story

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Teela said...

Oh what a great read this will be. I do hope that I am able to read & review.

apple blossom said...

love Christmas stories. thanks for a chance to win a copy of Magaret's books

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy Christmas stories...and Margaret's book is on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jackie Smith

ann said...

Looks like a good book that I would enjoy reading on a cold wintery night. I love reading mysteries. Thanks

amhengst at verizon dot net

Nancee said...

Christmas Stalking sounds like a wonderful romantic suspense. Margaret is so talented in her writing! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Wendy Newcomb said...

This sounds like a good suspense book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.


nylnestill said...

thank you so much for the giveaway!

tickmenot said...

I love the play on words for the title. This story sounds fun to read!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read Christmas Stalking, it sounds intriguing to me.

Judy said...

I love suspense and romance...well I love books period! Christmas Stalking is a book I'd love to win. Margaret's books never leave you disappointed. Winning a copy would be great!


Susan H said...

I love getting to know authors by reading these interviews. This book is definitely on my list to read.


KayM said...

I enjoyed the introduction to the upcoming book featured. Thanks for an extra opportunity to win a copy of Christmas Stalking.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win/read this book. It sounds terrific.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Jes said...

I don't like horror movies either! The Harlequin anthology, Countdown to First Night, sounds good!

jswaks at gmail dot com

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