Dar Writes

Hey, there! Welcome.

Darlene Reilley

I’m Darlene. I am a content creator who wants to make the world a better place one conversation and connection at a time. I am an authorpreneur, associate editor/journalist, photographer and workshop guru. I’m also one of the few people that can say she has a poem in space (thanks, NASA)!

My goal is to write 100 books that entertain, enlighten and enrich the lives of my readers.

Why the heck would anyone be crazy enough to want to do this?

When I was little, I was the geeky girl who always checked out books, helped others with books, and always had a stack or three of books around. Books have helped me through many difficult times in my life. I know they have the capacity to lift us out of our lives and to make us reach for something bigger than ourselves. The best books are ones that we want to read over and over…we make friends with characters.

Now I create stories to entertain and encourage my readers. I hope you find a new friend or two among my characters.

Writing is fun. Not writing is chaos. I breathe in by reading and exhale by writing. I’m still a certified Book Dragon!

One of my favorite characters I created is Julia, aka. the Zombie Slayer. She says we read books to prepare for what could happen…and hope that it doesn’t.

Grab a beverage of your choice and pull up a chair! I hope you enjoy what I write.

I hope you all enjoy this corner of the internet dedicated to words, love, and light!

Write on,

Darlene Reilley

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Buy My Books

Book #15, Gliese: 667 is coming out August 2021!

Book #16, a ghost book, is already with its other writer-mommy. I won’t be taking more ghost work at this time.

Book #17, The Divantinum Project: Wastling is finally coming out in November 2021. It was slated for last year, but things happened and now it’s out this year.

I am working on book #18 with the life goal of writing 100 epic books that help my readers. For fiction, I aim to hit a Venn diagram target centering on archaeology, romance and science fiction. For my nonfiction, I craft work that inspires me and uses my background in anthropology, business, journalism and photography.

In 2016, I launched “We are the Explorers” poem into space on NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex rocket [1 of 200 creatives]. Looking forward to its return to Earth in 2023.

Upcoming Workshops

Putting the Sci in Science Fiction Romance FF&P RWA, August 2021

Jumpstarting Your Sci Fi, FF&P RWA, Jan. 2022 

Keep Writing – DarWrites
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