Marlene Banks
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! I hope you’re keeping cool in this heat wave! Today I have the honor of interviewing multi-published author Marlene Banks, who calls herself a word warrior—don’t you love that? Marlene shares today about how she fights with those words of hers, in the only battle with eternal significance.

Tell us about your book, Generations Series…# 1~Land and Legacy.

Marlene Banks

Marlene Banks

The Generations Series is a collection of seven short stories (novellas) about several families explored through multiple generations. These stories focus on a bloodline’s spiritual DNA, the hand of God throughout the family as well as its persistent generational manipulation from the adversary. The series is on Amazon Kindle as an eBook. Land and Legacy is the first story featuring the centrally situated Shepherd clan. Followers of the Light is the second novella about the Carpenter family. Forthcoming is another family to the Generations collection, the Delmonts. The families are positively and negatively connected to each other as the saga evolves, revealing each family’s generational trail. Read More →

Marlene Banks
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin

Merry Christmas from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing author Marlene Banks, whose novels span from the Civil War to the Wild West to the Roaring Twenties to today! You’ll love what Marlene has to share about keeping your focus where it belongs.

Marlene, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

Marlene Banks

Marlene Banks

Seven published works, including Ruth’s Redemption, Son of a Preacherman, Greenwood and Archer, Gunmen of Nicodemus, and the Bea Happy series. Read More →


Marlene Banks

Marlene Bands

Marlene Banks

Marlene Banks considers herself a Kingdom writer/novelist, hardwired to tell stories. Passion for good stories directs her reading choices and fuels her writing goals. She believes a good story has the power to show God’s glory, spread the Gospel, and inspire change. She emphatically declares Christ Jesus as the Author and Finisher of her faith and her fiction.

Marlene’s out of the box style of storytelling comes from a penchant for misrepresented or ignored history, her love of God’s word, fascination for the human psyche, and a soft spot for romance. All that blends together creating the multilayered plots for her novels. Currently published novels are historical romances and contemporary fiction with her murder mystery romances forthcoming.

Marlene’s roots are in Pennsylvania where she currently lives and worships at the Bethel Deliverance Church in Wyncote, PA. If you want to learn more about her visit any of these sites.


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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California. Today I have the joy of interviewing novelist Marlene Banks, who has written both historical and contemporary novels.

CAN Marlene BanksMarlene, how did you get into writing?

I have always loved writing since childhood. I have written all my life but only considered doing it professionally in the last eighteen years or so. I realized I was a divinely designed storyteller and writer to serve God’s Kingdom. Writing is my foundational gift and calling. So with little to no knowledge of what it took, the industry or the particulars of the crafts (other than the mere basics), I started writing. I taught myself through trial and error (a lot of error), but I was guided and anointed by the Holy Spirit. It
was an intense learning experience in a time in my life when much was being disassembled. Writing allowed me to focus on it and not just my problems. I was grateful for the distraction. It took years to get an agent and a few more years to get a contract. Father knows best, and He demonstrated that to me in
some very real and startling ways.

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Author Members

Agers-Brooks, Anita

Arrington, Candy

Atkins, Narelle

Avey, Sydney

Baehr, Dr. Ted

Banks, Marlene

Barker, Dianne  (Blog Asst.)

Beach, Shelly

Belk, Twila

Bly, Janet Chester

Boeshaar, Andrea (Facebook assist)

Bowman, Crystal

Breidenbach, Angela (CAN president, Pacific NW Regional Coordinator)

Breslin, Kate

Brownley, Margaret

Burkard, Linore

Callentine, Dr. Lainna

Cassel, Kathy (MTL spotlight volunteer)

Couchman, Judy

Cowell, Cheri

Cunningham, Peggy

Daly, Jane

DeArmond, Deborah

Demirkova, Ceitci

Dennis, Jeanne (Pinterest coordinator)

Dooley, Lena Nelson

Dena Dyer

Eckles, Janet Perez (Prayer team, Munce article asst. coordinator)

Farrel, Pam  (Blog asst. coordinator)

Ferrell, Miralee

Fessenden, Dave

Finger, Catherine

Florea, Jesse

Fox, Grace 

Franklin, Darlene 

Gilden, Linda

Gillespie, Terri

Glahn, Sandra

Goldfarb, Linda (Regional Group Coordinator)

Grace, Christi

Green, Jocelyn

Greene, Anne

Griggs, Winnie

Gustafson, Eleanor

Haggerty, Deb

Hamaker, Sarah

Hanna, Doreen

Hannibal, James R. (Ryan Huckabay)

Hanscome, Jeanette  (Facebook page coordinator)

Harling, Becky 

Harris, Kathy

Helms, Elaine

Hoch, Carla

Hodgson, Mona

Hostetler, Robert

Howard, Kathy

Hubler, Marsha

Huckabay, Ryan

Hynson, Lori

Ide, Kathy

Jebber, Molly

Jett, Bethany

Johnson, Jackie M. (Prayer Team)

Johnson, Kimberly Rose

Jones, Eddie

Jordan, Lane P.

Kay, Randy

Kern, Jan

Kosman, Karen (Though she has passed away, her legacy remains)

Kozar, Linda (Public relations director, website volunteer assist)

Kyle, Sherry (Blog asst. coordinator, New release announcements)

Lavender, Julie

Lazurek, Michelle S. (Kids’ Day coordinator)

Leon, Bonnie

Lindsay, Christine

Ludwig, Elizabeth

Mansfield, Jayme H.

Martin, Torry

Mathis, Susan G (CAN vice president, newsletter co-editor, CO regional leader)

Matthews, Dianne Neal (Prayer Team Leader)

McAdoo, Caryl

McCabe, Ginny (Asst. to treasurer)

McDonough, Vickie, CAN Board Member

McHenry, Janet

McMenamin, Cindi

Medlock-Adams, Michelle

Mehl, Nancy

Melson, Edie

Miller, Kathy Collard

O’Hare, Annette

Ondov, Rebecca

Orchard, Sandra

Ortega, Yvonne  (Prayer team)

Parsons, Golden Keyes (Though she has passed away, her legacy remains)

Pennington, Ava

Philo, Jolene

Pieper, Marti

Pitts, Sally Jo

Pratt, Maureen

Rivera, Rosalinda

Robbins, Sandra  (Though she has passed away, her legacy remains)

Rogers, Martha

Rondeau, Linda

Rooks, Linda W.

Rouser, Kathleen

Sawyer, Kim Vogel

Schlachter, Donna (Leeann Betts)

Shaffer, Georgia

Shepherd, Linda Evans

Simmons, Cynthia L.  (Amer. Assoc. of Christian Librarians coordinator)

Spencer, Davalynn (Prayer Team)

Sproles, Cindy 

Stockton, Tiffany Amber 

Storm, Buck

Stortz, Diane (Facebook volunteer)

Stroud, Marion (Though she’s passed away, her legacy remains)

Sundin, Sarah (Blog asst. coordinator)

Tatem, Mary

Taylor, Donn (Prayer Team)

Thompson, C. Kevin

Thompson, Janice Hanna

Tolsma, Liz

Von Buseck, Craig

Wells, Peggy Sue 

White, Roseanna M.

Whiting, Karen (CAN treasurer)

Wildenberg, Lori 

Wilson, Debbie

Windle, Jeanette

Wise, Jean

Woodhouse, Kimberley

Yeager, Tina (CAN secretary)

Zook, Aaron M.