Entries by Darlene Franklin


FINDING IDEAS LESSON 2: Print Media Go to the print media. A short paragraph on a newspaper gave me the idea of having a vintage clothing store owner for the amateur sleuth of my cozy mystery series, Dressed for Death. An opinion piece on abortion might inspire a novel dealing with the subject. One book […]


Before we dive into November’s featured books, let me share an exciting development for this month: Since November has five Mondays, several authors in the Christmas Mail Order Angels series will be stopping by on November 30th to share a few words about their stories. Stop by for a treat! This month both books honor […]


This might sound like a devotional, but it’s not meant to be. It’s about a change of attitude, a way that changed a problem into an asset. One of my faithful Facebook friends (waving hi, Chris!) sent me a copy of the book The War Room. Without giving away the story, I’ll just say that […]


Thanks to all of you who took part in my very first blog giveaway! Liz Dent won A Texas Christmas and Cynthia won Romanian Rhapsody. PSST: Tuesday in NATIONAL GERMAN AMERICAN DAY. Love’s Glory (http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Christian-Historical-Romance-Holidays-ebook/dp/B00YSY018K/) is free all day, and four books of the Texas Trails series will be given away at my German American Celebration […]


My “have to” share story this month centers on my granddaughter and my son. I suspect they’ll show up in my blog fairly often. My son calls himself “a son of the Living God,” who devotes himself to studying the Torah to deepen his relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, his Savior […]

WRITING NEWS & TIPS 9/21/15-10/12/15

Mark as many of these events as interest you on your calendar! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: Today is ST. MATTHEW’S DAY! My devotional, A Reader’s Journey Through Matthew, is free today only at http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Journey-through-Matthew-ebook/dp/B00T8OJ0F0/ P.S. A Reader’s Journey Through Matthew will be revised and offered as a devotional guide for Advent.) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: Guest on […]

September’s Books

Each month I will feature of my new releases, as well as one of my older books. Two lucky winners will one of the books. You increase your chances by commenting on the weekly blog, liking my page on Facebook, following me on Twitter and signing up for my newsletter. The winners will be announced […]