posted on July 10, 2015 by Margaret Daley

What Does It Mean To Be A Strong Woman?

By Margaret Daley

Margaret Daley's MotherWhen I think of a strong woman, I think of my mother who was a nurse and dedicated to helping others. Through her first husband’s death and tragedies like hurricanes, her faith remained strong. She volunteered and was ready to help others where she could. But what I remember about her was that she was always there for me. She died from a series of strokes that caused dementia. It was hard for me to see her that way, but I wouldn’t trade the years I went home at least a couple times a year to see her (I lived halfway across the country).

When I’ve started a series of novellas about strong women in extraordinary situations, I started thinking about what makes a woman strong. My first book in the series is about a female bodyguard and the second one revolves around a woman Texas Ranger. The third one is a single mother who is a teacher and witnesses a car accident but no one believes her. She fights for what she believes happened. Each one is dedicated to her job, doing the best job they can, and being there to help the underdog. The heroines have problems, but they don’t let their troubles overcome them. They persevere through the bad times.

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Because this series romantic suspense stories, I had planned to pick law enforcement professionals or similar occupations as the heroine’s job, but in the third one I decided to write about a teacher and a widow with a child. Strong women are in every profession. I have planned a couple of more for this year and could use your help. What are some professions you think would lend itself to a book about a strong woman in an extraordinary situation? There has to be suspense and romance because that is the type of series this is.

Also, what I would love to know from you is what you think a strong woman is? Do you know one in your life? If so, please tell me why you think she is strong?

Deadly CountdownJuly 15th is the release date for the Deadly Countdown, the 4th book in the Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series. When Remy Broussard, an injured police officer, returns to Port David, Louisiana to visit before his medical leave is over, he discovers his childhood friend, Allie Martin, is being stalked. As Remy protects Allie and tries to find her stalker, they realize their feelings go beyond friendship. When the stalker is found, they begin to explore the deeper feelings they have for each other, only to have a more sinister threat come between them. Will Allie be able to save Remy before he dies at the hand of a maniac?

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Margaret Daley

Margaret Daley

Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold ninety-two books to date.

Margaret was the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.

Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.

On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.

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3 thoughts on “What Does It Mean To Be A Strong Woman?”

  1. Kelly says:

    Why not have a nurse like your mother as a heroine for one of your stories? Draw on the inspiration that started the series to begin with. I see the women around me who have children with disabilities as strong women with stories to tell. There isn’t one but many of them who has to be strong. They work, raise their families, and find time for husbands or boyfriends. Plus, just having time to themselves is takes some strength!

  2. Ciara Knight says:

    What an amazing woman. A true inspiration.

  3. That is a great suggestion about a nurse. I agree. Thanks.

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