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Darlene Deluca

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Books . . . chocolate . . . tea.
These are a few of my favorite things. Combine them with a sunny summer day, and perhaps a beach or pool, and call me happy!

Books have always been a part of my life, and reading has always been a favorite pastime. In my childhood bookworm days, I'd hide away for hours with Trixie Belden or Laura Ingalls Wilder. These days, I read as much as I can, making it a priority to carve out time for my latest book club read. I love curling up with a cup of tea and getting lost in a good story.

A few years ago I decided to sit down at my computer and give voice to some stories that have been rattling around in my head for a long time. That launched me into the world of fiction writing, specifically the world of romance.
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Darlene Deluca Oh, wow, I don't think I can narrow it down to one "best" thing. So, here are three awesome aspects of being a writer:
1. Flexibility. I love being abl…more
Oh, wow, I don't think I can narrow it down to one "best" thing. So, here are three awesome aspects of being a writer:
1. Flexibility. I love being able to work odd or flexible hours, to work when the inspiration strikes, or to take a break when life demands it. Working from home means I don't have to worry about sick kids or snow days or scheduling appointments.
2. Making things up! It's just plain fun to let stories percolate in my head and then see where they can go. I love being in charge of my own projects and deciding the who, what, where, why and how.
3. The people. It's such a blast to be immersed in books, to meet other authors, to get together and share ideas with critique partners, and, of course, to talk books with readers either in person or on social media. I've always loved books -- reading, libraries, bookstores -- and to be part of the book industry is truly a dream come true!(less)
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Debut Novel Turns Ten!

Wow! Today, my first published novel turns ten years old. Unexpected Legacy, which combines general fiction and sweet romance story lines, was published after I meandered my way through a serious learning curve. I have a degree in Journalism and spent the first 30 thirty years of my career writing newspaper and magazine articles and communications materials, so I already had the basics of writing. Read more of this blog post »
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Darlene Deluca Just submitted the new contemporary romance for advance reviews in the Making Connections group! Check it out if you're interested in an advance read/review!


Jonetta My apologies for the delay in responding to your friend invitation. I never got an email notification.

Your book sounds really interesting. Plans for more in the series?


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Sonya Heaney Thanks for the friend invitation. :)


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Hello Darlene,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes to you.
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