When 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.
Because this series is romantic suspense, 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?
Margaret Daley, a USA Today’s Bestselling author of over ninety books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. Her latest book, Deadly Hunt, can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo and Google Play:
All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline.
When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him.
And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.
When Margaret 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, her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.