Entries by Darlene Franklin

MAY BOOKS

This month the books continue to fly out. A Blessing for Beau from Calico Brides is one of the nine novellas in Small Town Brides (http://www.amazon.com/Small-Town-Brides-Romance-Collection-Neighbors-ebook/dp/B01EBN9B88/) . Cynthia Hickey, my editor at Forget Me Not Romances, put together two other collections: Mail Order Brides, another nine-author collection with my story, Jacob’s Christmas Dream. Reflections includes […]

WRITING NEWS & TIPS from DONNA SCHLACTER

Hello everyone! I have decided that I must write my third Monday post at the beginning of the month, because I keep forgetting it. This month’s guest is Donna Schlacter, who’s been a good friend and supporter. She pens historical suspense while her alter ego, Leeann Betts, writes contemporary suspense. When not in search of […]

Writing News and Tips from Janice Hanna Thompson

Today’s guest is Janice Thompson. When we met at Colorado Christian Writers Conference, she was already an established author and greatly encouraged me. Janice is a Christian author from Spring, Texas. She loves to add faith and humor elements to all of her stories. You can connect with Janice online at www.janiceathompson.com or on Facebook at Janice […]

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FACE OF MARY and A WOODLANDS CHRISTMAS

This month I am featuring two of my earlier books. Although now re-released, Face of Mary was first published in A Woodland Christmas. It was one of the first proposals I put together on my own. At the time Barbour published 4-author Christmas anthologies, usually with an interesting setting and preferably with something that tied […]

Writing News & Tips from Gail Kittleson

Today we welcome Gail Kittleson to my blog! Gail has been a good friend and supporter of my work, and I am so glad to hear from her today. Her debut novel, In This Together, released in 2015. Her memoir, Catching Up With Daylight, released in 2013, shares the ancient Benedictine meditation process of Lectio […]

WRITINGS NEWS & TIPS – Davalynn Spencer

Today’s guest is Davalynn Spencer. We both worked on Cowboy’s Bride. Davalynn writes Western romance complete with rugged cowboys, their challenges, and their loves. Winner of the 2015 Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award for Inspirational Western Fiction, she makes her home on Colorado’s Front Range with a Queensland heeler named Blue and two mouse detectors, Annie and […]

COWBOY’S BRIDE and THE RANGER’S TRAIL

The two books featured this month are alike in one way: they are both western historical romances. In a lot of other ways they’re different. My new book, The Reformed Cowboy, appears in The Cowboy’s Bride, which includes a total of nine novellas from Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Suzanne Dietze, Nancy J. Farrier, Miralee […]

FIFTH MONDAY SPECIAL: MEET CYNTHIA HICKEY

How many times in our lifetimes will February have five Mondays? Today it is my privilege to introduce you to my good friend and editor, Cindy Hickey. She showed me the ropes to self-publishing and then opened her own company, Forget Me Not Romances, although it includes mysteries and devotions and any other genre the […]

WRITING NEWS AND TIPS

Today’s writing tips comes from Leeann Betts. She writes contemporary suspense, while her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical suspense. No Accounting for Murder and There Was a Crooked Man, books 1 and 2 in her By the Numbers series, recently released. Book 3, Unbalanced, releases in January, with plans for Book 4, Five and […]