27 March 2012

Interview with Margaret Daley of Saving Hope.

Please help me welcome back Margaret Daley to my blog. Today she is talking about her latest book Saving hope and the important issue it highlights. At the end you will find a giveaway for this book.

1.   Saving Hope is the first book in the Men of the Texas Rangers series. How did the series come about? 
I have been fascinated by the Texas Rangers--a small elite group of law enforcement officers who cover the large state of Texas. Their history goes back into the 19th century. Then I interviewed a Texas Ranger and my respect grew even more by his dedication and desire for justice. There has been stories done about the Texas Rangers in a historical setting but not a lot in a contemporary one.
2.    How did you come up with the theme for Saving Hope?
 The Children of the Night Organization in California interested me. I started researching the issue of human/sexual trafficking and was appalled by how serious this problem is worldwide. Working with teenagers as a teacher made the subject even dearer to my heart.
3.    Saving Hope besides being a great book is very informative what would you like people to take out of the story? 
The importance of stopping human/sexual trafficking, an awareness of the problem and a sense of hope are what I would like people to take away from the story.
4.    How did you go about researching the subject? 
I interviewed a Texas Ranger, read articles and books about this--from facts to people who were involved in sexual trafficking.
5.    The issue of child or teen prostitution is not something a lot of us wouldn’t think about or have been aware off.  I know I didn’t know that much about it. I love how the book shows how easy it is for a teen to be recruited. What would you say to parents to help them be more informed about the subject? 
Read my book, become informed about the problem and be aware of what could happen.
6.    Do you have any comments for people reading the book? 
I hope you walk away from reading Saving Hope with something that enriched your life--a sense of hope even in a world filled with evil.
7.    Can you give us a hint of what the next book in the series will be about? 
Shattered Silence, out in October 2012, is about bullying in various situations--from children to adults. This is another subject I'm passionate about. I worked in a high school for years and saw the evidence and effect of bullying on teens.

Book Description:
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.

For a chance to win this book in Amazon ebook format leave a comment relating to the interview and an way to contact you. You have to Tuesday 3 April 6 pm Australian time to enter. Any entries just saying please enter me will be discarded. 


Melissa Finnegan said...

I have been seeing this book pop up a lot and I am very interested in it. I am going to be leading worship with a group of girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. The ministry is The Daughter Project. I am very excited about this opportunity to bring the love of Christ, through music, into these young girls lives.

mafinnegan(at)yahoo (dot)com

Margaret Daley said...

Melissa, that is great. I love music. It stirs so many emotions in me.

Marianne said...

i loved the review!Thank you for the opportunity to win! This novel has been on my must have list for some time.

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks for stopping by, Marianne.

Linda said...

Your book sounds like a book young girls should read in order to avoid the trap of human trafficking. The perpetrators have their lines down well. Girls need to be aware. Good resource book for churches. Please enter me.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Margaret Daley said...

Linda, I hope teenage girls do read it.

Kristin said...

This sounds like a great book, I had not read anything about it yet.


Mary Ann Young Robinson said...

Hi, Ausjenny! I think sometimes older folks forget how impressionable and thrill seeking teenage girls can be...especially if their world is bleak and boring; unfulfilled, I might say. I sure went through some of that and for HIS reasons he protected me from the worst out there at the time. That is why I can sing and believe it, "Jesus loves ME, this I know". Please enter me in your giveaway. When is your trip to the US? Mary R. Dry Creek

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