Darlene Franklin

Sarah Sundin pink 1Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! How many times do we writers gripe about interruptions to our writing schedules? After reading Darlene Franklin’s interview, I realize how little I have to gripe about. This lovely multi-published novelist manages to be a productive writer, connect to her readers, and maintain a cheerful attitude—while living in a nursing home. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this chat with her.

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

I’ve had forty books published or repackaged, plus another twenty books I’ve contributed stories and devotionals to. February has been an extraordinary month: Barbour released Women of the Bible Devotional and Homestead Brides. I’m also now a hybrid author, so I released My Candy Valentine in time for the holiday, and A Reader’s Journey through Matthew, my first solo devotional, to use for the seven weeks from Ash Wednesday to Resurrection Sunday. Read More →


Darlene Franklin cover Homefront DreamsCLARINDA FINCH HATES CHANGE 

As the newly elected mayor of Maple Notch, the war widow must lead her town through the dark days of World War II. But where she finds comfort in tradition, the town council insists on trying new ways of handling the homefront challenges. Her most untraditional opponent? Councilman Ralph Quincy…

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End of the Trail

End Of The Trail by Vickie McDonough, Susan Page Davis, and Darlene Franklin 
About End of the Trail: Brooks Morgan is quick on the draw, but his weapon of choice is his smile. He’s smart and witty and has charmed his way through much of life, but now that he’s growing older—and a bit wiser—he wants to stop drifting and settle down. He sees his chance when he wins Raven Creek Ranch in a poker game, but when he goes to claim his prize, a pretty, young woman with a shotgun says the ranch belongs to her. Brooks isn’t leaving his one and only chance to make something of his life—but neither is she. Can they reach an agreement? Or will a greedy neighbor force a showdown, causing them both to lose they want most in life?
Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author. Her novel, Long Trail Home, was a finalist in the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Awards, and her books have won the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, Texas Gold, the ACFW Noble Theme contest, and she has been a multi-year finalist in ACFW’s BOTY/Carol Awards. She is the author of the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series from Barbour Publishing and author of Long Trail Home and End of the Trail, books 3 & 6 in the Texas Trails series by Moody Publishers, in which she partners with Susan Page Davis and Darlene Franklin to write the series which spans 50 years of the Morgan family.

Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Hello from Sarah Sundin on a crisp November day! Today I have the privilege of interviewing multi-published author Darlene Franklin.

Darlene, how did you get into writing?

I started writing daily in the wake of my divorce, twenty years ago. My first book was published in 2005. CAN Franklin

How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

I have fifteen books in print and five more in process. This fall I’ve had three books published: Lone Star Trail, book 1 in the Texas Trails Series; Christmas at Barncastle Inn, a contemporary Christmas anthology; and Knight Music, a contemporary Heartsong romance.

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