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Darlene Franklin

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin lives in cowboy country--Oklahoma and loves writing about the American West. Oklahoma also has the benefit of being the home to her son, his wife, and their four beautiful children. Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality tv. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person. Darlene is the author of seventeen contracted books and novellas, as well as several hundred short pieces. Two of her books have finaled in ACFW's Book of the Year (now the Carol award) contest: her novella, Dressed in Scarlet, and her cozy mystery, A String of Murders.

Genres: Inspirational
   Wild West Christmas (2009) (with Lena Nelson Dooley, Vickie McDonough and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   Seaside Romance (2010) (with Tamela Hancock Murray and Lynette Sowell)
   A Woodland Christmas (2010) (with Ramona K Cecil, Janelle Mowery and Tamela Hancock Murray)
   Maple Notch Brides (2011)
   Postmark: Christmas (2012) (with Paige Winship Dooly, Kathleen E Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer)
   Texas Brides Collection (2013) (with DiAnn Mills, Darlene Mindrup, Tamela Hancock Murray, Lynette Sowell, Michelle Ule and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   Calico Brides (2013)
   The New England Romance Collection (2014) (with Susan Page Davis, Pamela Griffin, Lisa Harris and Lynette Sowell)
   The Preacher's Bride Collection (2014) (with Kimberley Comeaux, Kristy Dykes, Marilou Flinkman, Sally Laity, DiAnn Mills and Colleen L Reece)
   The Brides of the Old West (2015) (with Peggy Darty, Sally Laity, Nancy Lavo and Kathleen Paul)
   Christmas Traditions (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Niki Turner and Gina Welborn)
   A Texas Christmas (2015) (with Ramona K Cecil, Lena Nelson Dooley, Pamela Griffin, Cathy Marie Hake and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   The Love Is Patient Romance Collection (2016) (with Janet Lee Barton, Frances Devine, Lena Nelson Dooley, Vickie McDonough, Jill Stengl, Connie Stevens and Erica Vetsch)
   The Cowboy's Bride Collection (2016) (with Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Nancy J Farrier, Miralee Ferrell, Vickie McDonough, Davalynn Spencer, Becca Whitham and Jaime Jo Wright)
   Small-Town Brides Romance Collection (2016) (with Janet Lee Barton, Susan K Downs, Pamela Griffin, Kelly Eileen Hake, Debby Mayne, Donita K Paul and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   The Valiant Hearts Romance Collection (2016) (with Kristin Billerbeck, Pamela Griffin, Colleen L Reece, Janet Spaeth, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, MaryLu Tyndall, Marjorie Vawter and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   Mountain Christmas Brides (2016) (with Mildred Colvin, Mary Davis, Susan Page Davis, Lena Nelson Dooley, Debby Lee, Tamela Hancock Murray, Carrie Turansky and Gina Welborn)
   The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection (2016) (with Jennifer AlLee, Angela Breidenbach, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Amber Miller Stockton, Niki Turner, Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham)
   Hearts of the West (2017) (with Rhonda Gibson, Cynthia Hickey and Janelle Mowery)
   The Pony Express Romance Collection (2017) (with Barbara Tifft Blakey, Mary Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Maureen Lang, Debby Lee, Donna Schlachter, Connie Stevens and Pegg Thomas)
   Romancing the Ranger (2017) (with Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Lori Landis and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   Spinster Orphan Train (2017) (with Brandi Boddie, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Paige Winship Dooly, Rhonda Gibson, Anne Greene, Teresa Ives Lilly and Darlia Sawyer)
   Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection (2017) (with Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels and Gina Welborn)
   Spyglass Lane Mysteries (2017) (with Cynthia Hickey, Anita Higman, Elizabeth Ludwig, Dana Mentink, Janelle Mowery, Candice Prentice and Janice Thompson)
   The Captive Brides Collection (2017) (with Jennifer AlLee, Angela Breidenbach, Susan Page Davis, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Lucy Thompson and Gina Welborn)
   Christmas Mail Order Angels (2018) (with Jennifer AlLee, Lena Nelson Dooley, Anne Greene, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly, Martha Rogers and Tanya Stowe)
   Love Comes on Kitten Paws (2018) (with Mary Alford, Debby Mayne, Renée Riva and Sydney Winthrop)
   Love Reunited at Christmas (2018) (with Robin Densmore Fuson, Anne Greene and Renée Riva)
   Old West Christmas Brides (2018) (with Margaret Brownley, Rosey Dow, Marcia Gruver, Vickie McDonough and Debra Ullrick)
   A Small Town Christmas (2018) (with Joi Copeland, Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Christina Rich, Martha Rogers and Darlia Sawyer)
   Royal Romances (2018) (with Debby Mayne, Martha Rogers and Rose Verde)
   Together in Time (2019) (with Pamela Ferguson, Faye Roberts and Sherri Stewart)
   The Coffee Club Mysteries (2019) (with Cynthia Hickey, Elizabeth Ludwig, Dana Mentink, Candice Prentice and Janice Thompson)
   The Tea Shoppe Mysteries (2021) (with Cynthia Hickey, Linda Baten Johnson and Teresa Ives Lilly)
   When Pines Whisper (poems) (2014)
   Lawmen and the Lawless (2016)
   The Laws of Love in Texas (2016)
   The Legacy Letters (2016) (with Ruth Collins, Jessica Ferguson, Martha Fouts, J J Johnson, Alanna Radle Rodriguez and Chris Tarpley)
   Love's Compass / Pride's Fall (2017) (with Carla Olson Gade)
   Cracked Ice (2017) (with Toni Chism, Bill Garrison, Sue Marriam, Shannon D Pearson and Chris Tarpley)
   Courting Cortlands (2018)
   Romancing the Christmas Angel (2019) (with Mary L Ball, Anne Greene, Kimberly Grist and Teresa Ives Lilly)
   By This Sign (2019) (with Bill Garrison, Kat Lewis, Shannon D Pearson, T J Radle, B M Stevenson, Robert Andrew Stevenson, Chris Tarpley and Terri Walters)
   In God's Hands (poems) (2020)
   Little Bits (2020) (with Cindy M Amos, LuAnn K Edwards, Bonnie Engstrom, June Foster, Cynthia Hickey, Dana Mentink, J Carol Nemeth, Eliza Scalia, Linda Siebold, Janice Thompson, Florence Witkop and James Wright)
   Celebrating Women (poems) (2020)
   The Heart of the Midwife (2020) (with Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey and Marilyn Turk)
   The Librarian's Journey (2021) (with Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey and Marilyn Turk)
Series contributed to
Entertaining Angels
   6. Love Makes You Smile (2020)
   Entertaining Angels (2020) (with Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Kimberly Grist, Teresa Ives Lilly, Sherri Stewart and Florence Witkop)
Romancing the Decades
   1. Romancing the Roaring Twenties (omnibus) (2020) (with Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Hickey, Lana Lynne and J Carol Nemeth)
   2. Romancing the Turbulent Thirties (omnibus) (2020) (with Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey and Judy Goodman Howard)
   3. Romancing the Flying Forties (omnibus) (2020) (with Pamela Ferguson, Helen Gray, J Carol Nemeth and Sherri Stewart)
   5. Romancing the Swinging Sixties (2020) (with Anne Greene, Anita Higman, Sherri Stewart and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
Non fiction
   It Is Well with My Soul (2013)
   A Reader's Journey through Matthew (2015)
   Advent Journey through Matthew (2015)
   Beginnings: 30 Days in Genesis-Exodus (2016)
   3-Minute Devotions for a Cat Lover's Heart (2016) (with Renae Brumbaugh, Katherine Anne Douglas, Shanna D Gregor, Ardythe Kolb, Shelley R Lee, Connie Peters, Rachel Quillin, Compiled by Barbour Staff, Paula Swan and Cheryl Elaine Williams)
   A 12-Month Guide to Better Prayer for Women (2018)
   God's Wonderful Things (2018)
   Pray through the Bible in a Year Journal (2018)
   How to Write Smarter (2019)
   How to Write Smarter Journal (2019)