Monday, November 14, 2011
Southern-Style Meet & Greet with Margaret Daley
As always, thanks for joining me for another edition of Southern-Style Meet & Greet! This week's author is new to me, but maybe not to most of you. Stay tuned to get to know Margaret Daley a little better.
But first, the winner of last week's giveaway for Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes. Thanks to Random.org, the winner is...
Beckie B. (msudawgtoo@...)
Congrats, Beckie! I've passed along your info to Gina so your book can be on it's way. :o)
And now, for this week's featured author...
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 seventy-five books to date.
Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2200 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.
I’ve always loved to read. After reading tons of romances, I decided I could do that. I wrote my first book (which I wouldn’t let anyone see). After that first book, I was hooked. I was a writer. That was over thirty years ago.
What genre do you most like to write?
Romantic suspense is my favorite.
What do you hope readers “take away” with them after they read one of your books?
Hope through the Lord.
What is your latest book release?
Rachel Gordon is stranded in South Carolina, pregnant, a recent widow when her husband fell overboard on the voyage to America. Nathan Stuart, a physician who came home from serving in the American army during the War of 1812, disenchanted with his life and the Lord, rescues Rachel and saves her life. Feeling responsible for her, Nathan tries to discourage her from living at a rundown farm her husband bought to start a new future in America. He wants her to return to England.
Rachel refuses to go back to England where her father disowned her for marrying against his wishes. The farm is all she has, and she is determined to make it on her own. But Nathan has other ideas and becomes her farmhand to discourage her from staying in America. Instead he ends up protecting her and being challenged by her. Can two wounded people heal each other?
Are you currently working on another novel, and if so, can you give us a snippet about it?
I’m working on A Mom’s Fresh Start about a single mother who gets a second chance at love. It is a September 2012 Love Inspired book.
What was the last Christian Fiction book that you read that you couldn’t put down?
That one's currently in my TBR stack...interesting new series of books!
Where can readers find you on the web?
What is your most favorite thing about the South?
Pecan pie--I love it. My mother made the best pecan pie. I would put vanilla ice cream on top of it and nothing beats it.
I admit to having a slight addiction to it myself. :o)
If you could visit anywhere down South, where would it be and why?
Charleston, South Carolina--It is one of the few places I haven’t been in the South.
Iced Tea—sweet or un-sweet?
Sweet tea--after all I’m from the South
BBQ Pork or BBQ Beef?
Dolly Parton or Elvis Presley?
Elvis Presley--he was from the state I lived in.
Historical House—Plantation or Log Cabin?
Plantation--I’ve seen some beautiful ones and they get my creative juices flowing.
Country gal or city gal?
You, you all, or y’all?
Thanks for joining us this week, Margaret! I hope you had a wonderful time. :o)
No giveaway this week, folks...gives y'all a bit of a break, I suppose. But be sure to come back by next week for our Meet & Greet with Melanie Dickerson. She's got some juicy stuff about her next release that you aren't gonna want to miss!