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Darlene Jones

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living in Mali

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Darlene Jones is a retired educator and writer. A graduate of the University of Alberta she was a teacher, principal, second language consultant, and staffing officer with Edmonton Public schools. Her multiple roles included second language curriculum development for secondary students. After retiring she continued to provide educational workshops for teachers in the province of Alberta.

She began her career as a volunteer with Canadian University Services Overseas. She taught school in Mali and it was the plight of the Malians that inspired her to write her first novel—science fiction—described by readers as a “think piece.”

She continues to write fiction that incorporates topics such as world affairs, aging, and Alzheimer’s, with the adde

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Published on November 18, 2018 04:00
Average rating: 4.33 · 46 ratings · 39 reviews · 7 distinct works

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EMBATTLED (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: What if you could walk into a war and stop it? Em did. And that was just the beginning. What if you could have a passionate love affair that transcended time and space? Em did. But how will she choose between the two men obsessed with her? Or… will the choice be hers to make?
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