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THE GAMBLER'S DAUGHTER
in The Pony Express Romance Collection
by Darlene Franklin
Welcome, Darlene. What has no one asked that you would like to share?
Andrea Stephens suggests this question: You always seem to have a book in the works. What keeps you motivated?
I’m self-motivated. But deadlines and accountability help. I used to be accountable to a writing group. Now I have deadlines.
There is always another story to tell! Often I have the basic story concept in mind long before I actually begin writing. I also am working on deadlines—that's a great motivator. I would still write every day, but not be as focused, without those looming deadlines. This year I overcommitted myself—a novella every month from April through October.
How do people react when they find out you write?
• They’re usually surprised—they don’t expect someone who is still writing to live in a nursing home!
• They often say, “so you must be rich.” (If my name was Steven King or James Patterson, perhaps.)
• What do you write? Mostly historical romance
• An apology – “I used to read.”
• And every now and then—“I’ve read one of your books.”
Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?
At this point in time, I write almost exclusively on the computer. When I started writing, I didn’t even have a computer. I wrote by hand in spiral bound notebooks, riding to and from work on the bus. At night I typed what I had written on my typewriter.
Y’all or You Guys? Probably Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits
Please tell us a little about your novella, The Gambler’s Daughter, one of nine novellas in The Pony Express Romance Collection.
Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail across country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and
only a few are up to the job. Faced with challenges of terrain, weather, hostile natives, sickness, and more, can these adventurous pioneers hold fast, and can they also find lasting love in the midst of daily trials?
The Gambler’s Daughter by Darlene Franklin.
Gambling debts drive Caroline Adams’s estranged father away from the Chelan Swing Station before her arrival. Can his replacement conquer the temptations goading them both to prove himself worthy of Caroline’s love?
Where can readers find you online?
Website and blog
Amazon author page
Where can readers purchase The Pony Express Romance Collection?
Christian Book Distributors
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog today, Jo!
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
If you wanted to send a letter to someone who doesn’t live in your city, who would it be and why? Think like the Pony Express. If you didn’t have the mail service, how might it arrive?
Darlene, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Darlene is offering a paperback copy of The Pony Express Romance Collection to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through April 25, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A Spring of Weddings that includes A Proxy Wedding by Toni Shiloh is Patty. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
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On my website, you can read the first chapters of all my novels and novellas.