Summer has hit in Oklahoma. There have already been a couple of days that reached 100 degrees. I expect that in July and August but not the first of June. Ugh. This may be a long summer.
I went to the water park with my granddaughters today. They had so much fun running around screaming and playing in the water sprays. I get so much out of watching them growing up. My third granddaughter will be staring school this fall. It won’t be long before the last one goes to school, too. Four granddaughters and four very different personalities.
This has been a very busy year for me. I took over the presidency of American Christian Fiction Writers, a national (actually worldwide) writing organization. I will be doing some traveling this summer to Romance Writers of America annual conference and to ICRS (International Christian Retail Show) for ACFW to promote the organization. Then for fun I am going to Italy. I’m very excited about the trip. I will get to visit places I’ve read about and studied in history class. I hope to put pictures up on my website when I return.
I have one book out right now called Protecting Her Own, the second book in Guardians, Inc. Series, about female bodyguards.
Blurb for Protecting Her Own, Love Inspired Suspense, June 2011:
Nothing short of her dad’s stroke could bring professional bodyguard Cara Madison back to Virginia. But her homecoming turns explosive with a pipe bomb package addressed to her father. Cara knows two things for sure. First, someone’s after either her father or her…or both. And second, this job is too big to handle on her own. Unexpected help comes from Virginia state police detective Connor Fitzgerald. Years ago she’d walked away from him…and love. Now, despite their unresolved feelings, they must join forces—and settle their scarred differences.
I am giving away Protecting Her Own on several blogs I’m on. Leave a comment on any of the blogs below and you will be entered in the drawings at:
Roseanna White’s blog at: www.RoseannaMWhite.blogspot.com
June 6th Casey Herringshaw at http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/
June 7th Barn Door at http://www.barndoorbookloft.net/
June 8th Tiff Stockton’s blog at http://amberstockton.blogspot.com/
June 8th Lynette Eason’s blog at http://www.infinitesuspensefromlynetteeason.blogspot.com/
June 10th at Shannon Taylor Vannatter’s blog at http://www.shannonvannatter.com/blog
Easy 7-Layer Dip-Frito-Lay’s recipe (I love love this recipe with tortilla chips.)
In a serving dish, layer the following ingredients in order:
Frito Lay’s bean dip
Chopped black olives
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped green onions
Chill and serve with Frito Scoops Corn Chips or tortilla chips.
Win free books:
I have completely redesigned my website. I hope you will go take a look at it and tell me what you think (http://margaretdaley.com). The first ten people who sign my guestbook at http://margaretdaley.com/guestbook/ and say you get my newsletter, I will send you an autograph book of your choice from my list of books. You can check my web site for a list of books.
If you want a chance to win a free book in a drawing once a week, visit my blog at: http://margaretdaley.com/margarets-blog/ to enter the drawing. I host different authors and their books. I also take part in another two blogs. Check it out at:
If you want a chance to win one of my books from my backlist, please visit my web site which I update monthly and sign my guestbook. Also, I post on it excerpts from my new books coming out. My web site is http://margaretdaley.com.
Protecting Her Own, Love Inspired Suspense, June 2011
Books still available at online bookstores and ordered from bookstores in your area:
A Family for Tory/A Mother for Cindy, Love Inspired Classic, June 2009
Second Chance Family, Love Inspired, July 2009
Together for the Holidays, Love Inspired, November 2009
Merry Mayhem in the Christmas Peril analogy (with Debby Giusti), Love Inspired Suspense, December 2009
Cowboy Protector, Love Inspired Suspense, March 2010
Gold in the Fire/Light in the Storm, Love Inspired Classic, March 2010
Love Lessons, Love Inspired, April 2010
Heart of a Cowboy, Love Inspired, July 2010
A Daughter for Christmas, Love Inspired, November 2010
Christmas Bodyguard, Love Inspired Suspense, December 2010
Trail of Lies, Love Inspired Suspense, April 2011
* A lot of my books are now offered as an e-book, even ones not available in print anymore.
May the Lord be with you,