Monday, May 16, 2016

Why Margaret Daley Writes a Series About Single Dads

Why I’m Writing a Series about Single Dads
By Margaret Daley

It would be easier for me to write a series about single moms, but I wanted to tackle a series about single dads. My son is a single dad of two little girls. The past few years I’ve watched him deal with raising two girls on his own. It’s never easy when you are a single parent and I wanted to illustrate the trials and tribulation one can go through.

In this first story I threw an uncle who becomes guardian of his two nieces. He was a bachelor one day and a father the next when his brother died. The whole family had to adjust to a new situation and grieve at the same time. To up the stakes, like my son, I wanted the hero to deal with the opposite sex. It’s one thing for a man to relate to a boy and entirely different with a girl‑especially an extra emotional one.

I have two granddaughters about the ages of the little girls in The Firefighter Daddy. I had fun with some of the scenes and traces of real life are in a lot of the scenes—their love of animals, especially dogs and cats, their love of attempting to cook, their drama.

I had fun writing The Firefighter Daddy and look forward to more in this series. I have one single dad in the support group with a special needs child. With my background as a teacher of special needs, I wanted to address issues of raising a child with special needs.

If you have children or grandchildren or deal with kids, what is a funny incident you had with them?

Blurb for The Firefighter Daddy:
Firefighter Liam McGregory is used to staring down five alarm fires—but becoming a father to his two little nieces has him sending out a call for help. When the girls return a lost pup to its beautiful owner, Liam thinks widow Sarah Blackburn is just the person he needs—or who the children need. He's promised to never marry again. ' Sarah takes his deal: she'll watch his kids and he'll watch her menagerie of pets—but the new father is off-limits. But two determined little matchmakers can be hard to resist when they need a mom to make one big happy family…

Bio of Margaret Daley:
Margaret Daley, a USA Today’s Bestselling author of one hundred books (five million plus sold worldwide), has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at

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  1. I had my niece come over, use the bathroom, and spray the entire canister of "fresh scent". The bathroom was covered in sticky, sweet smell (although I think she only went pee).

  2. Sounds like another great read, Margaret!

  3. Kids are always fun in stories.