Monday, April 12, 2010

Interview with Margaret Daley and Giveaway!!

Today we have author Margaret Daley with us. She will be giving one of my blog readers a copy of her book, Love Lessons. Please comment at the end to be included in the giveaway.

Thanks for being with us today Margaret!!
How long have you known you wanted to be an author?

I kind of stumbled into writing. As I was growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher, and I was for twenty-seven years. I retired two years ago to write full-time. Also as I was growing up, I loved to make up stories. I used to play with my dolls and paper dolls and have these elaborate stories about their lives. So I have always been a storyteller, and only when I was in my late twenties did I decide to try and write some of the stories down.

Where do you get the ideas for most of your stories?

They just come to me a lot of the times. I often say from God. I do get inspiration for a story or something in one from observing life around me or something I've seen on television or read in the newspaper.

Are you a regimented writer? Or do you write when the urge hits?

I am a disciplined writer. I try to write almost every day. I find when I do it comes easier than having long periods between writing.

What one event would you have loved to have been at? Historical or future?

I would have like to have met Jesus while he had been traveling around and teaching. What an awesome experience.

I know
what you mean. So many times while reading the Bible, I just imagine what it would have been like to be there.

Do you have someone you look up to? Maybe another author or a relative?

My mother who was so caring and devoted to others.

What place would you love to go? A vacation spot or someplace overseas?

Tahiti--it is gorgeous and I love the beach.

Is there something about you that most people would not know?

I struggled to learn to read because I have an auditory processing problem.

And any last thoughts for your readers?

You are the reason I write. I love hearing from readers and personally answer every letter. If I didn't, it was because for some reason I didn't receive it. You can check out my books and read some of my excerpts at . May God be with you all.

Well readers, please comment to enter this giveaway. Margaret is such a good writer so you don't want to miss any of her books.

This giveaway will end next Monday. Winner will be chosen through They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.


Casey said...

I would love to win this book, it looks like a great story and what a cute cover!!

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denise said...

Beautiful cover. Sounds like a great book.

FrugalMom said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to be entered into the giveaway.

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Abi said...

Oh, I love the love inspired books. I'd love to win this book. I've been seeing it on reviews.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Karen Lange said...

Good interview, thanks for sharing it. I'd love to be entered, thank you!

K said...

I so enjoy Margaret Daley's books!
Please enter me in this drawing! :)

Trinity Rose said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to read.
The interview was super.
Thank you for both.
Trinity Rose

wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Margaret Daley said...

Thank you all for stopping by and entering the drawing for Love Lessons. The sequel will be out in July called Heart of a Cowboy--again with homeschooling as a backdrop.

Vicki said...

I'd love to read this book.

Jo said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Margaret. The cover of the book is so neat and I would really love to read this book. Please enter me.


Shawna Williams said...

Margaret, this sounds like a great book. congratulations! I'd love to win it.:)

heidi330 said...

Thanks Margaret, wonderful interview!!! your books sounds like a great read and I can't wait to read it... Please enter me in the contest...

Kimberly said...

I have enjoyed the books that Margaret has written in the past. Please enter me into the contest. kimberlyj503(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks, Kimberly

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you for the interview! Great insights!

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

Edna said...

I love Margaret Daley adn her books please enter me, I will follow you anywhere to win one of her books :o


holdenj said...

What a great interview, she sounds super. Thanks for the chance to win.

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway.


Nancye said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! Please enter me!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Amanda said...

This book sounds great - thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

I'm a follower!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the great interview. It's always interesting to learn about the background of authors and their pursuit of writing. Please enter me in the drawing.

cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

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