Entries by Darlene Franklin

Reviews for “An Apple For Christmas”

An Apple For Christmas Ruby Nelson trades her job in the laboratory for teaching in a small girls’ school in Vermont. Twin sisters challenge her position—and their father captivates her imagination. Will the orchard grower graft Ruby onto his heart? Learn more at Amazon REVIEW SNIPPETS: “What a wonderful Christian fiction story. Mac has recently […]

Writing News — October 15

***NOW AVAILABLE FOR 99 CENTS. TAKE ME HOME: Three Romantic Novellas by John Denver*** I have completed 55 days of 365 for Prayer Through the Bible in a Year and written the forty percent of All Roads Leads Home, my Harvey Girls/Charles Lindbergh story. I am sad to say one publisher has passed on my […]


Name your favorite John Denver song. I dare you. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a hard time. Wander down Country Roads? Leave on a Jet Plane? Thank God for Country Boys? Feel Sunshine on my Shoulder? I had to settle for the song that led me to Colorado: Rocky Mountain High. October 12th […]

Writing News — October 1

I had two manuscripts due by October 1st, and although I planned well in advance, these last few weeks the time crunch got to me. But praise be to God! My John Denver tribute, Her Rocky Mountain Highness, is now available (it is temporarily published with the cover for the 3-novella collection, Take Me Home.) […]

What’s New? September 17, 2017

What’s New? 9/17/17 New Contract, New Direction I am pleased to announce that I have contracted with Barbour Publishing to write Pray Through the Bible in a Year. I’m writing 365 prayers to accompany daily readings that will go through the Bible in a year. It will be published in November 2018. Add this new […]

September Books

I’ve written several Christmas stories inspired by the nativity narrative. Christmas Child was probably the most farfetched story—and also the most fun to write. Instead of the familiar, recognizable Bible characters for their annual Christmas Masquerade, my hero and heroine choose to dress as a servant and a soldier at King Herod’s palace. God protected […]

Writing News — September 3

I’m super excited about a new work-for-hire project. I probably shouldn’t tell you the details until I sign the contract, though. . . Stay tuned. I have finished the final edits on Christmas Child. It will go to my publisher as soon as I get the final proofreading back – hopefully Monday or Tuesday. My […]

Writing Tips — Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D

Today I’m happy to introduce Carrie to you… ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— ECPA-bestselling author Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of fifteen Christian historical romances. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn’t “cure” her overactive imagination! A self-professed “history geek,” she resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia but grew up as a “Yooper.” […]

Writing News — August 27

New this week? An upcoming interview on Angie Breidenbach’s podcast, Lit Up Radio. Details coming. I’ve turned the manuscript for Her Rocky Mountain Highness, part of the John Denver tribute, over to my editor. Next week, I’ll complete the final edits to Christmas Child, part of the Christmas Mascarade series. It should be published over […]