Monday, March 5, 2012
Margaret Daley's "Saving Hope"
Title: Saving Hope, 1st book in Men of the Texas Rangers Series
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Cover blurb: 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.
1) How did this story come to you?
I wanted to do a story that would have an emotional and social impact--something that was a problem today. I took a seed of an idea and started building on it. Over time it developed into what I wrote. Sometimes I don't even know where the story comes from.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
My agent sent it out to various publishers--Abingdon Press brought it along with two other books in this series. Shattered Silence, the second book in Men of Texas Rangers will be out in October 2012.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I rarely cook anymore. I don't have a favorite color--I like a lot of different colors, depending on my mood. When I first went to college, I was studying to be a nurse, but I had a fear of shots. I knew I couldn't be a nurse when I couldn't give someone a shot.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just finished writing my fourth book in Guardians, Inc. called Christmas Stalking (Love Inspired Suspense, November 2012). My next project is the second book (Detection Mission) in the Love Inspired Suspense Continuity Series for 2013 called Texas K-9 Unit.
5) Parting comments?
I enjoy hearing from readers. You are the reason I write.
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?