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GIVEAWAY (3) BOOKS & MARGARET DALEY INTERVIEW



Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre and is the volunteer officer for ACFW. While she has written for a number of secular publishers, Margaret felt compelled to follow her faith and passion to the Christian romance market, and currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for Steeple Hill's Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense series. She has authored 64 books to date, and enjoys mentoring aspiring authors through ACFW. Until her retirement last year, Margaret taught special needs students. As an active member of the outreach committee at her church, Margaret is involved in several community projects.


What do you like most about being an author?
Being able to make up stories and being paid to do it. As a child I used to make up stories with my dolls and paper dolls. I never thought of myself as a writer but a storyteller. I always thought I would be a teacher, which I did become, but I ended up teaching and writing. I was blessed to do two jobs I truly loved.

How does the cover process work for you? Did you have any say in picking out the cover for your books?

I fill out an Art Fact Sheet for Love Inspired. I suggest three scenes that could go on the cover. Some of the time they use my suggestions and some of the time they don’t. Most of my covers I have really liked. There have been a few I didn’t care that much for. I do know there are certain things that attract readers on the cover and Love Inspired art department knows its job.

Out of all the books you’ve written which ones are your favorite and why?

Heart of the Amazon is my favorite book because I had so much fun writing it—what you could call a book of the heart. It practically wrote itself. It happens sometimes that all I feel I am is the person inputting the story in the computer as the characters are telling me their story. I call it the book where the African Queen met Romancing the Stone.



I know that you have written and published many books, what genre do you like most to write?

My favorite genre to write is romantic suspense with a touch of mystery. I love different types of genres (to read and write), but I would always have a romance in my story.

What did you like most about teaching?

I loved helping students learn and grow. I worked with students with special needs. They taught me so much. They were so accepting. I still keep in touch with some of the students I taught.


Can you tell me about two WOW—moments you’ve had since being published? What made it a wow for you?
Meeting a reader is always a wow moment and every time I sell a book is another wow moment. Even after selling seventy-five books, I am as excited as I was the first time.

How personal are your novels? How much of you are in them? Do tell?
A little bit of me is in every book. It’s hard not to put my experiences and views into the book I write. But I’m keeping it a secret which parts are me and which aren’t.




QUESTIONS I JUST HAD TO ASK

1. If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and what would you do?
I would go back to Tahiti and lay on the beach.

2. If you could be apart of any two events in the history of the world which two would you pick.
At the resurrection of Jesus and when the first person walked on the moon

3. If you could hang out with any two people alive or dead in the history of the world, who would you pick and why? What would you do?
I would like to hang out with Jesus because it would be unbelievable to hear his parables and sermons in person. Another person I would like to hang out with would be Paul. He was amazing in his ministry—passionate, devoted to the Lord.

4. What T.V. shows were you most passionate as a kid? (You know the ones you couldn’t miss each week)

Star Trek—I am one of those trekkies.

5. What THREE things would you not want to live without?
My computer, ice cream and books

6. What THREE movies could you watch over and over again?
There are few movies I would watch more than once or twice—some I have are The Christmas Story, True Lies and Gone With the Wind.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS FOR READERS?



I look forward to the ACFW Book Club Discussion. I can't wait to discuss The Heart of A Cowboy. Nora, I will give away A Daughter for Christmas, Love Lessons, and Heart of the Cowboy the three books in the Helping Hands Homeschooling Series.Thanks for having me here.

Margaret

Wow, Thanks Margaret for stopping by and letting us get to know you and your books. Thanks for the generous give away opportunity. I did enjoy The Heart of a Cowboy. I sure the other books in the series are just as fun. I can’t wait for the ACFW book Club discussion of your book The Heart of a Cowboy. If any of you would like to join in on the discussion please do. You can join the ACFW book club by going to the American Christian Fiction Writers website http://www.acfw.com/ look for the book club and following the direction to join. For more information about Margaret Daley's books go to her website, http://www.margaretdaley.com/.

The discussion on the ACFW book club loop will start November 21st. See you there.

Sincerely,

With a grateful Heart

Nora :D

MANDATORY - Leave a comment about the Interview for your name to be entered in the drawing for ALL THREE BOOK. Winner Takes ALL!!

For EXTRA CHANCES to win this book you can
1. Become a FOLLOWER of my blog (1) entry - please make a separate comment

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Contest will end -- NOVEMBER 15th - PLEASE REMEMBER to leave your email address so that I can contact you (Use (At) and (dot) so that peole won't be able to spam your email address)

ALL THE BEST TO YOU

Blessings

Nora :D

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62 comments:

  1. I loved Margaret's response about the three things she could not live without. Computer, ice cream and books ... I totally agree. Please count me in for this great giveaway.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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  2. GFC follower

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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  3. I enjoyed your interview with Margaret! Margaret's books always seem to inspire me. I especially enjoy her books that deal with special needs people.

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  4. I liked Margaret's response for Tahiti...ah warm tropical breezes.

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. I follow on GFC!


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  6. I Tweeted

    Timmy1966

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  7. I loved Margaret's interview and the questions that you asked her, Nora. Loved about going to Tahiti as that is some place that I would love to go.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I am a follower

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I love Margaret's joy of teaching: I loved helping students learn and grow. I worked with students with special needs. They taught me so much. They were so accepting. I still keep in touch with some of the students I taught.

    I wanted to be a teacher and didn't meet that goal

    I'm already a GFC follower.

    I would love Margaret's book. Haven't read these three.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  10. That was an interesting fact about the author -- a trekkie.

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  11. I tweeted! :-) (userid dlk3265)

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  12. I really enjoed Heart of Amazon & What Sarah Saw. Great Interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. I loved Margaret's response of Tahiti but it would be best to be laying on the beach with a few books and ice cream available near by. I would love to win the books.
    Kim Thorne
    kim.msjmom@gmail.com

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  14. This was a great interview. It's always fun to learn more about the authors whose books I love to read!

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  15. I am now a follower

    Kim Thorne
    kim.msjmom@gmail.com

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  16. As a former homeschooling mom, I think it's great that Margaret has targeted that audience.

    Pegg
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh, thanks for the interview. I visit Margaret's site weekly. Love her.

    I substitute taught in special needs classroom many years ago and loved those kidos to death. they were truly special to my heart. So neat to hear about Margaret working with them. thanks for sharing

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. I am a gfc follower thanks

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  19. Great interview with Margaret.I enjoy reading all of your books. Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  20. Thank you all for stopping by. Janet, ice cream is one of my downfalls. I wish I could eat it without gaining any weight.

    Ah, Tahiti. Now that the weather is getting cold I would love to be lying on the beach in Tahiti.

    Thank you, Nora, for hosting me.

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  21. a FOLLOWER of your blog .augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  22. What a Great Interview and a great Blog! I would also love to hang out with Jesus and Paul and also Rebekah at the well.
    Thanks margaret for writing such inspirational Christian Books.
    God Bless You Both!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Great interview. I also was a trekkie and love these things things also.My computer, ice cream and books. You must be pretty special.
    Blessings,
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

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  24. I truly enjoy Margaret's work and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her a little better in your interview. Would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win copies of these three books!

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  25. What a fun interview -- I would go to Tahiti too! I feel ya on that one!

    megan at newlywife dot com

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  26. I totally agree with the three things you can't live without! I don't know what I would do without my computer, ice cream and books!

    Carmen sent me!

    I am now a follower via GFC

    Thanks!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

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  27. Great interview. I also like my computer, ice cream and books! Got to have the necessities! I'd love to read these books. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  28. I am a new follower.
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  29. I like that she thinks of herself as a storyteller. That's a good way to put it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  30. I have read several of Margaret's books and they are all great. Since Heart of the Amazon is Margaret's favorite, I'll have to get it to read. I love all Love Inspired books and know these will be a great read as well. Would love to read them.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  31. Great post...I agree...those are my 3 favorites! Would love to win the books. Thanks!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  32. I follow via e mail!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  33. I would also love to be ona beach in Tahiti!! They all sound like great books!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Jennifer

    jmschwindt at cox dot net

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  34. It was interesting to read Margaret taught special needs kids; I work as a special ed para at an elementary school. It's very rewarding work. I think I would enjoy reading all three of the books in the book drawing so please enter me.
    Thanks. Carman sent me to this site.

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  35. Loved the interview...Margaret sounds like a great person & writer! Hope to win!

    Gail Mundy

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  36. a wonderful interview...thanks for the opportunity to read margaret's fabulous novels :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  37. Thanks for the interview! All the books look really good! Thanks again!
    God Bless,
    April
    apeygirl at gmail dot com

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  38. I am a follower
    April
    apeygirl at gmail dot com

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  39. Wow, I have all three of Margaret's books being given away on my wish list. Now this would be wonderful to win all 3.. fingers crossed..

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I am a follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Tweeted about giveaway(@misskallie2000)

    http://twitter.com/misskallie2000/status/2556578708324353

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love it that you are keeping it a secret as to which parts are you and which are not! It's a private but public experience, isn't it?
    I would love to win!
    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

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  43. I'd love to win!!!
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow no GFC
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

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  45. I have to agree with the three things she couldn't live without. :) I enjoyed reading this interview. That would be fun to meet readers of the books she writes! I'd love to win these books! Love Inspired books are my all-time favorites.

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I now follow this blog.

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. I blogged about this giveaway over on my blog (leannenannette.blogspot.com).

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. Was I supposed to make two comments about blogging about the giveaway? If so, here is the second one.

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I've been to a few book giveaway blogs. The interview is so much fun to read because you get to really learn about the author.

    perhapsthatsridiculous at gmail dot com

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  50. I am a follower.

    perhapsthatridiculous at gmail dot com

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  51. Enjoyed the interview. Tahiti and books - I could learn to enjoy it.

    tishaclevelandatbellsouthdotnet

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  52. What an inviting giveaway. I enjoy Love Inspired stories so much. These all look very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I do. Oh, yes, Carmen sent me!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  53. I have twittered about this giveaway.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  54. I am a follower.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  55. I posted about this giveaway on my blog.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  56. Another great interview Nora! I would love to lie on a beach in Tahiti with a book by Margaret Daley that I won in your giveaway!

    Blessings to both of you,
    Kim Thorne
    kim(dot)msjmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I am a blog follower


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  58. What a great interview.
    I agree with her on watching movies over and over. I don't have many that I want to see multiple times. They must be really good for me to watch over and over.
    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

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  59. I'd choose to hang out with Paul, too. I've always admired him.

    Please enter me!

    Kait
    momiswayweird(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I'm a follower!

    Kait
    momiswayweird(at)gmail(dot)com

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