Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Interview with Mrs. Margaret Daley

Mrs. Margaret Daley

"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 Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s 
Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter
 Rose Contest, Holt Medallion 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, romantic suspense for Abingdon 
Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. 
She has sold eighty-four books to date. Margaret was the President for 
American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. 
She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. 
She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. 
She enjoys mentoring other authors.

Until she retired a few years ago, 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 
as well as serving on her church’s vestry.
On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends."

Hello! Welcome to Books For Christian Girls!

How are you today Mrs. Daley? 
I am fine. It’s Memorial Day and I’ve been thinking about all the soldiers who have protected 

us and given us the freedom we have today in the U.S.

Can you tell the readers a little about yourself? Like your life was the back of a book?

I’m an award-winning author of eighty-four books. My favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. 

I have been married for over forty years and taught special education in high school for twenty seven years 
(now retired and writing full time). I’m a firm believer in romance and love. When I’m not traveling, I’m 
writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling my three cats that think they rule my 
household. To find out more about me, visit my website at

Where do you get your ideas?

I’m really not sure. They just come to me. I then think about the idea, and it grows in my mind into 
a full-fledge story.

What inspires you to write?

The Lord. In fact, ultimately I think I get my stories from Him. He is my inspiration.

When did you know you wanted to write?

When I was a kid, I loved to make up stories, especially when playing with my dolls. I was a 
storyteller first and learned to be a writer.

What’s something not most people would know about you?

I don’t have a favorite color. I love all bright colors.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Any hobbies?

I love to read when I have the time and see different places in the world. Also I love spending 
time with my four granddaughters.

{And a few fun questions:}

Favorite Scripture?

Psalm 23--love that one but there are a lot of them I really connect with.

Favorite kind of candy? Or try to stay away?

Snickers--anything with caramel.

Favorite color the good Lord made?

I answered that above--orange, yellow, red and then there is pink, aqua, green... You get the 
picture--most of them.

Favorite food?

Ice cream

Do you own any pets?

I have three cats who adopted me. Before that I had two dogs. I love animals.

That’s all! Is there anything you would like to say to our readers?

I hope your readers will check out my books on my website:
I write about faith and family in my Love Inspired books and in my romantic suspense 
books--face-paced stories that take you on a ride.  

'Guarding the Witness', June 1st, 2013

'Healing Hearts', August 1st, 2013
'Saving Hope', March 1, 2012
 Visit Mrs. Daley at her website, twitter, facebook and blog.

Thank you Mrs. Daley for letting BFCG interview you! 

Click HERE for a review of Mrs. Daley's 'Second Chance Family'.


"Second Chance Family" by Margaret Daley

 About this book:                                                   

Dedicated teacher Whitney Maxwell gave up her dream of a family years ago. But she's about to get a lesson in faith and family from an unexpected source--a brave little boy named Jason. Jason and his dad are dealing with his autism the best they can, but Dr. Shane McCoy can't put his tragic past behind him. As Whitney and Shane work together to help his son, could these two lost souls open their hearts to love again and become a lasting family?"

 Series: ‘Love Inspired- Fostered by Love’, does not have to be read in order.

Spiritual Content-
Matthew 6:14-15 in the front of the book; Both Whitney and Shane go back & forth in their faith throughout the book.

Negative (& Sexual) Content-
Whitney’s father & adopted parents abused her and she still holds a grudge against them; Whitney says “she sold her self” to be able to eat; Amanda is abused by her boyfriend.  

-Whitney Maxwell
-  Dr. Shane McCoy
                                         P.O.V. of Whitney & Shane
                                                                                           210 pages


One thing I’ve seen with reading ‘Love Inspired’ books, is that some are good for teens and some are not. This one I think is on the borderline. There’s always a happy ending with these books, so fear not, Moms, it all works out OK.
I enjoyed this book right at the end, being there was lots of action at the middle/end. With that being said, that's why it got three stars.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.