Author: Margaret Daley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Thank you for joining me, Margaret. I must admit that my friends refer to themselves as Daley Groupies!
I'm so glad to be here.
Who and what influenced you to become a writer?
My love of reading is what influenced and inspired me to be a writer. As a child I always loved to make up stories while I played with my dolls. My love of storytelling started then.
How do you balance family and writing?
I am a very organized person, or I don't think I could have done it. For many years I taught high school and wrote three books a year as well as raising my family. Now I am retired but working as a full-time writer (4-5 books a year) and I'm President of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), an organization of 2600.
What genre(s) do you write?
Romantic suspense, contemporary and historical romances--my favorite is romantic suspense.
What is Inspirational/Christian Romantic Suspense? What draws readers to this genre as opposed to the traditional Romantic Suspense novel?
The difference between the two is that Christian romantic suspense has a faith element in it as part of the story. Also the stories are clean. That doesn't mean we don't tackle hard issues. We do. Saving Hope, my current book from Abingdon Press, is about human/sex trafficking involving teenage children. The average age of child prostitute is twelve to thirteen. That is appalling. My book has been described as gritty but realistic. Through the ordeals in the story, my main characters' faith grows and helps them deal with their situations.
Tell me about your newest book, Saving Hope from The Men of the Texas Rangers Series.
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.
Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.
What are you looking forward to in the coming year?
I have four books to write for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense (Harlequin's Christian lines) in the next year. I'm also looking into writing another longer romantic suspense in my Men of the Texas Rangers Series. My second in this series is coming out at the end of September called Shattered Silence. The overall theme of that book is bullying in different situations.
Thank you for the interview!
Thank you, Christina.
More about Margaret:
Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-two 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.