Book drawings–books by Darlene Franklin
With the release of my fiftieth book (Mermaid’s Song) last month, I had occasion to celebrate—and to consider the future.
Do I expect to continue writing? You bet. So far, my career has fallen into two twelve-year periods, twelve years pre-book contract, then twelve years from that first book publication to book number fifty. I’m wondering if God has another twelve years of writing ahead for me! And what they might hold.
God seems to be redirecting me slightly. These last few years of intensive historical novella writing have been a time of growth and blessing. Now I believe I may write a little more contemporary. Seek to write longer books.
God is also answer my heart’s desire to write devotionals and more nonfiction. I am currently working on two projects for Barbour: Prayers for the upcoming 12 Months Guide to Better Prayer for Women (February 2018) and the 2019 edition of Daily Wisdom.
My View Through My Door columns will now also appear in the weekly Wednesday Warblers blog from CAN marketing (http://christianauthorsnetwork.com/express-line-prayers/) in collaboration with other CAN authors.
August has seen the release of several collections. I’ll highlight a couple of them today.
One of my goals at fifty books is to pull more of my books into single author collections. A Small Town Kind of Love is another such collection.
I’m not that fond of small towns myself, but I have adapted and thrived in small-town living. So have the heroines in these three stories, whether they fought the choice (Michelle in Plainsong), fell into it (Mary Anne in Hidden Dreams)—or actively chose farm life (Elyssa in To Riches Again.)
The very latest collection from Forget Me Not Romances, Civil War Brides, includes my story Love’s Raid. Love’s Raid is a Maple Notch story, inspired by St Albans Raid, the northernmost battle of the Civil War.
Leave comments throughout this month for a chance to win one of these two great collections.