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?


  1. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Hi Margaret, I already have Saving Hope on my wish list and looking forward to reading. I am going to add your other series since I love romance, mystery and suspense and you have them all covered. I hate to admit I have not read any of your books but hope to begin my journey with you soon. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.
    Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  3. Miss Kallie, I hope you enjoy my stories. I love romance, suspense and mystery stories, too--my favorite to read.
    Abi, it's great to see you here.

  4. Oh! I hope I win this book! It really sounds so very good. Thank you for making this book available to a lucky "winner"!

    Claiming Christ, Judi Williams

    1. Judi, thanks for entering the drawing. I wish I had enough books to give away to everyone.

  5. I already have SAVING HOPE on my wish list. I know this will be an amazing, but emotional read for me.


  6. Thank you, Dawn for featuring Margaret Daley on your blog. Margaret, does the fact that you don't cook mean that the only reason your house has a kitchen is because the house came with it? and it's better for resale? Mom doesn't cook much anymore either, and my brother bought her a fridge magnet that says - If God wanted me to cook, why did He invent restaurants? Another one says - Keep this kitchen clean. Eat out. Great sentiments. The book blurb entices me to read. Thanks for the great giveaway and opportunity to win

    Marianne from Arizona

    mitzi underscore wanham at yahoo dot com

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    2. LOL!! I'm glad my husband doesn't mind cooking or we would starve. In the winter it's easier to do meals because he makes a soup on Sunday that we eat a lot during the week. And I do cook some of the time. I love those magnets.

  7. Saving Hope sounds like a great suspense book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I have read lots of Margaret Daley books and have loved them all. Margaret, I share your pain about the shots. I used to pass out at just the sight of needles. After having had cancer treatments 6 years ago, I still hate thme, but have gotten over the passing out part. LOL
    Debbie Clark

    1. Thankfully, I'm much better about shots after having had blood drawn a lot. I'm glad you've enjoyed some of my books. Saving Hope is a book of my heart.

  8. I so enjoy Margaret Daley's books and would love to win.


  9. A heavy topic to write about, for sure. I'd love to be entered in the drawing.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

    1. Pegg, yes, it is a heavy topic, but you walk away with a sense of hope.

  10. I'm getting more into romantic suspense as the genre continues to grow in the Christian market. This sounds like a powerful read.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Dawn! And thanks for the interview, Margaret. Thanks also for being such an awesome supporter/mentor of aspiring writers. You're an inspiration!

    1. Emily, I love writing and reading romantic suspense. It's my favorite genre along with suspense/adventure.

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  12. I have several of your books. Would really enjoy winning your new book.

  13. This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for writing about a subject we all need to be aware of, in this country and around the world. I would love to win the book.
    Linda L.

  14. Linda, you are so right about people being aware of what is going on.
    Barbara and Linda, thanks for stopping by.

  15. This sounds like a great book and one that I really do want to read. I love the title of the book.