About Darlene


I write to empower, entertain, and inspire.

I’m Darlene. I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

I enjoy writing the types of books I love to read.

For my fiction, I aim to hit a Venn diagram target centering on archaeology, romance, and science fiction.

One of my writing goals is to write 100 epic books that change the lives of my readers.

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I completed my Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Goddard College. My thesis was The Divantinum Project, a science fiction story set in a futuristic Earth with three spaceships, sixteen species, and six hundred and seventy-four characters. The simple question “do aliens exist?” brought me to my current work in progress: a science fiction series about a half-alien/half-goddess orphan who grew up on Earth. Gaea is keeping me busy!

My hands-on anthropology and writing experience can help writers find inspiration and purpose. My love of adventure and well-traveled boots help readers find new best friends!  I’m a humble writer who dreams of living on the bookshelf between Reichs and Riley.

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My professional goals are to finish and publish my science fiction series, The Divantinum Project, to teach creative writing for adults, sell the 8,000+ articles, essays, and stories that haunt my computer, and write 100 books in the next forty years. Sounds like a literary life of adventure! Check out The 100 Books Project.

My ultimate goal is to create the Reilley Writer’s Retreat, a sanctuary for  creativity and a place where all writers thrive with unique workshops and an inspiring atmosphere. Think hiker-yoga-writer-world and you’ve got it.


I am a prolific writer who has tons of ideas and follows through with action. You can see the highlights on my Publication List.  You can also check out my portfolio at Darlene Reilley.


Books on Writing
My bookshelves.

8 Responses to About Darlene

  1. juliehhicks says:

    Hi Darlene – I sort of stumbled upon your blog while searching around on WordPress and am so glad I did! As a writer still very much in the aspiring stages of being published, you are definitely an inspiration. 🙂

    Quick FYI about the links: I tried to visit your website but ended up getting the “website suggestions” page. Our server goes in and out sometimes, so it may have just been an issue on my side.


  2. Its excellent as your other blog posts : D, thankyou for putting up. “I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it’s not a waste of time.” by Martha Stewart.

  3. Darlene, how about top 3 sci fi books? or authors …!

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