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Darlene Marshall

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Darlene Marshall is the author of award-winning historical romance featuring pirates, privateers, smugglers and a possum or two.

Past jobs include working as a reporter, news anchor, news director, obit writer, news producer and radio station owner. She's never been a pirate, but the day's not yet over.

Awards for her books include: Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and Readers' Choice Award for Historical Romance; The Aspen Gold Award; finalist for the Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Award; FCRW Beacon Award (published); and the Eppie (Electronic Publishing) award twice for Best Historical Romance.

Her books are also available in German and Estonian.

Marshall can be reached at darlenemarshall[at]darlenemarshall.com

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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 10: by Darlene

Darlene Kathyred wrote: "Recently you commented that a friend was lamenting the dearth of Westerns being published recently. Please pass on that the August edition of "Booklist" is dedicated to Westerns"

Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I'll look for the Booklist article on Westerns, 'cause I don't think they get nearly enough attention.

Darlene


message 9: by Kathy

Kathy Recently you commented that a friend was lamenting the dearth of Westerns being published recently. Please pass on that the August edition of "Booklist" is dedicated to Westerns


Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Darlene and thanks for the add. I love your website! I wish you and yours a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 6: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Darlene,
Love the William Goldman quote and thanks for the friendship on Goodreads,
ROGER


Pamela Hi Darlene!

Thanks for adding me to your friends list :)
Have a good week!



Maggie Darlene
Thank you for accepting my friend request! Congratulations on your books.
xo
Maggie Marr
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Daniel
Darlene, I've added Smuggler's Bride, Pirate's Price, Captain Sinster's Lady and your 2 German books Samt und Sabel and Rache und Rosen to my to-read list.


message 2: by Heidi

Heidi Hi, Darlene! Thanks for the add! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Heidi
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message 1: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the add! Pleasure to meet you!
Kelly Moran
http://home.wi.rr.com/kellymoran
XXXOOO


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