A graduate of the Writer's Digest Advanced Novel Writing School and The Christian Writer's Guild apprentice program, Darlene is an active member of Romance Writers of America's Greater Seattle and Peninsula Chapters. She's attended numerous conferences and classes, served five years on the board of RWA's Peninsula Chapter and in 2011 served as chapter president.
Darlene is the winner of the "Make Your Dreams Come True" contest sponsored by Avon Books which led her novella, THE BET, to be published with Debbie Macomber's FAMILY AFFAIR released June 2012. She received a second contract with Avon Books, a division of HarperCollins, for the full length manuscript of THE BET, and is currently working on her next novel.
She's also published several short stories and A Look of Love was a top finalist for Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards Contest.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three children. When not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, photography, horseback riding, crafts, music, and lazy days at the lake.
Books:The Underground Railroad Brides Collection, June 2018
Montana Hearts: True Country Hero, May 2016
Montana Hearts: Sweet Talkin' Cowboy, November 2015
Montana Hearts: Her Weekend Wrangler, October 2015
Spoonful of Christmas, December 2013
Cupcake Diaries #4
The Cupcake Diaries: Recipe for Love, May 2013
The Cupcake Diaries: Sweet On You, May 2013
The Cupcake Diaries: Taste of Romance, May 2013
Cupcake Diaries #3
Bet You'll Marry Me, December 2012