Saturday, December 12, 2009

Margaret Daley's Christmas Peril

We're happy to have Margaret Daley with us this week!
Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's website. Read on to learn more about Margaret and her book...

1) How did this story come to you?
I was asked to write a novella with a Christmas theme so I came up with Christmas, OK to be the setting for my story. My heroine is fleeing for her life with her five-years-old daughter and ends up in Christmas, OK.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I’ve been writing for over thirty years. I sold my first book after writing almost three years back in 1981. My first book came out in 1982.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m not sure what would surprise my readers, but here are three things about me. I love Christmas music throughout the year. I hate exercising, but I’m doing the treadmill for forty-five minutes every other day. Watching a TV show helps the time pass faster when I’m exercising. I have a neurotic cat and two somewhat normal ones.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m finishing up my third book in my homeschooling series for Love Inspired called A Daughter for Christmas. It will be out next November. After that I have a Love Inspired Suspense book I have to write about a group of female bodyguards. The first book in that series will be out next December called Christmas Bodyguard.

5) Parting comments?
I love to hear from readers. They can contact me at or visit my Web site at and read excerpts from my books.


  1. Good morning, I would like to win this book.
    Merry Christmas

  2. Great interview! I love stories that are Christmas-oriented. Please enter my name!

  3. I love Christmas stories and this one sounds great, can't wait to get to read it!

  4. I love the Love Inspired Romantic Suspense line and I love Margaret Daley's books. I love them so much that I havejust finished a first draft that I will be revising. I am targeting Steeple Hill. Wonderful Interview! I would love to win the book.
    Linda Cacaci

  5. I enjoy Margaret's books. What I'd like to know is what a neurotic cat is like. (To compare to my own cat). LOL
    Please enter me for Margaret's book. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  6. Who wouldn't want to win a Margaret Daley book? :) Christmas Peril is sure to be yet another winner. I'd love to win a copy!

  7. I confess, I live in Oklahoma & wasn't aware there is a Christmas, OK! I love Christian fiction, finding more authors all the time to read. Thank you, K. Dawn, for highlighting Margaret Daley so I have someone new to read. I most certainly want to read "Christmas Peril" as it is set in OK.

  8. This book sounds right up my alley. Like Margaret, I listen to Christmas music all year long.

    I would love to win a copy of this book!


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  9. Also posted an announcement of this contest at Facebook, Twitter, Vox, Multiply and Book Blogs.


  10. I would like to win this for my mother-in-law!

  11. A book by two of my fav authors?! What could be better? I'd love to win this book.

    Great interview. :D

    sorry to sign on as anonymous but this comment thing doesn't like me. Story of my morning where technology is concerned, I"m afraid.

  12. This would be great. I'm really in the mood for some more Christmas books, even if they are suspense. Plus I should win on my first name being Margaret. *grin*

    cherryblossommj (at)gmail[dot]com

  13. Great interview. Please enter me for the drawing!

  14. Thanks for the internview, Dawn. I love Margaret's writing style. Please enter me in the drawing.

    I have owned cats since I was child...what tales we cat lovers can tell! Is there such a thing as a "normal" cat?


  15. Please enter me, too. This sounds like a fabulous book.

  16. I would Really like to win a copy of Margaret Daley's Christmas Peril book! thanks,