Darlene Reilley’s Publication List

I am an authorpreneur, associate editor/journalist, photographer and workshop guru.

To make life easy, I’ve divided my publications list into those categories. If you’re browsing and needing something you don’t see here, email me at dreilley7@gmail.com with the headline, “Help, I need a hero.” 

I craft stories that echo in the minds of my readers. Here I show my diversity: academic writing, business writing, copywriting, journalism, fiction and nonfiction, photography, poetry and more. 

I am currently working on books 16 and 17 with the life goal of writing 100 epic books that change the lives of my readers. For my fiction, I aim to hit a Venn diagram target centering on archaeology, romance, and science fiction. For my nonfiction, I create work that inspires me and use my background in business, writing, and anthropology.

In 2016, I launched “We are the Explorers” poem into space on NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex Rocket (one of 200 creatives). I’m eagerly awaiting its return to Earth in 2023!

I inspire creatives with my writing philosophy and craft at DarWrites. I created DarWrites to help writers level up – and am continuing that with my workshops and workbooks.

Authorpreneur

I am working on book #17 with the life goal of writing 100 epic books that change the lives of my readers. For my fiction, I aim to hit a Venn diagram target centering on archaeology, romance, and science fiction. For my nonfiction, I create work that inspires me and use my background in business, writing, and anthropology. 

In 2016, I launched “We are the Explorers” poem into space on NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex rocket [1 of 200 creatives]. I inspire creatives with my writing philosophy and craft at DarWrites.

What you will find here: links to my books, stories, poetry, news articles, and more.

Gliese 667 [coming in August].

DarWrites: Writing Prompts, Book 2. 2020. [print edition coming in fall 2021].

The Writer’s Pocket Book of Inspiration: Pandemic Edition. U.S. 2020.

Writing as Brianna Flannigan. The Rose Book of Romance. Createspace. 2019.

Reilley, Darlene. DarWrites: Writing Prompts. Grand Canyon, AZ: CreateSpace. 2018.

Bones and Stones.” DarWrites. 2016.

The Lady.” DarWrites. 2017.

The Legacy.” DarWrites. 2017.

The Shovel.” DarWrites. 2017.

American Girl.” DarWrites. 7/2/17.

A Letter-Poem Work in Progress.” DarWrites. 7/25/17.

“We Are the Explorers.” Osiris-REX Asteroid Return Mission. NASA. 5/16.

Qtd. by Chris Baty in No Plot, No Problemrevised and expanded edition. Chronicle Books. 2014.

Writing as Brianna Flannigan. The Pink Book of Romance. CreateSpace. 2014.

“The Day of the Dead.” DarWrites. 6/22/17. Web Reprinting. “Day of the Dead.” In Student Literary Arts Magazine. Michael Darcher, Sharon Russell, Kathy Swart, Corrina Wycoff, Deborah Bransford, Andrew Bussey, Kevin Gray, Darlene Reilley (eds.), Tacoma: Consolidated Press. 2012. 22-31. Print.

Shattered Dreams. In Bump Off Your EnemiesCandace C. Bowen and Paul R. De Lancey. Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 2013. Print.

1,001 Plot Ideas to Get You Started. CreateSpace. 2013.

“Day of the Dead.” In Student Literary Arts Magazine. Michael Darcher, Sharon Russell, Kathy Swart, Corrina Wycoff, Deborah Bransford, Andrew Bussey, Kevin Gray, Darlene Reilley (eds.), Tacoma: Consolidated Press. 2012. 22-31.

The Forbidden Timeline. CreateSpace. 2012.

Poetry from the Heart: God, Guys, and the Rest of It. Spanaway, WA: Createspace. 2011.

Zombie Slayer. CreateSpace. 2010.

My Sister, the Soldier, and Her Friends. Beliefnet.com. 3/22/08.

Amazed. Poetry.com. 2007.

Me and Mulder. Poetry.com. 2007.Living with My Head Under Water. Poetry.com. Nd.

Associate Editor/Journalist

I am the Associate Editor of two weekly newspapers. I craft stories, review submissions, prioritize stories, select stories and illustrations, edit and rewrite copy. The ongoing news cycle means content is updating weekly – so this isn’t all of it, but here are some of my articles.

Roosevelt holds Special Olympic Torch Run. May 15, 2021, online, Uintah Basin Standard, May 19, 2021, print.

Living in Darkness, Part III. May 14, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, May 19, 2021, print.

Supply chain crunches. May 13, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, May 19, 2021, print.

The Basin’s optimistic oil outlook. May 12, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, May 19, 2021, print.

Uinta Mountain rocks present economic possibilities. May 11, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, May 12, 2021, print.

Public addresses Vernal City revitalization. May 10, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, May 12, 2021, print.

Living in Darkness, part II. May 7, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, May 12, 2021, print.

Roosevelt increases citizen access with COVID-19 funds. Jan. 15, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 20, 21, print.

Uintah High hosts COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. Jan. 15, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 20, 21, print.

UDoH and TCHD COVID-19 vaccine update. Jan. 15, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 20, 21, print.

Legal Agreement blocks fracking on 53 Colorado oil leases. Jan. 15, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 20, 21, print.

UDoH offers free rapid antigen testing in Roosevelt. Jan. 14, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 20, 21, print.

Conservation groups threaten to sue Trump Administration over Endangered Species Act. Jan. 14, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 20, 21, print.

Roosevelt kicks off 2021 with Winterfest. Online 1/12/21, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 1/13/21.

UBVA brings art to Uinta Basin. Jan. 11, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 13, 21, print.

Rebrand Roosevelt and win $100. Jan. 11, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 13, 21, print.

TCHD provides local COVID-19 case data. 1/11/21 online, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 13, 21, print.

Uintah County leaders take their oaths of office. Jan. 10, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 13, 21, print.

SCIC steps closer to railway. Jan. 9, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 13, 21, print.

UBMedia gives back to the community. Jan. 8, 2021, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 13, 21, print.

Practical job search advice during COVID-19. Online 1/3/21, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 1/6/21.

Federal unemployment benefits extended. Dec. 31, 2020, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 6, 21, print.

Uintah County, Vernal City consolidating justice courts. Dec. 31, 2020, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 6, 21, print.

Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant deadline extended. Dec. 31, 2020, online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 6, 21, print.

TCHD New Year’s Eve update. Online 12/31/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 6, 21, print.

2020 Year in Review for UBS. Dec. 28, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Jan. 6, 21, print.

2020 Year in Review for VEX. 12/28/20, online, Vernal Express. 6, 21, print.

TriCounty COVID-19 Update. Dec. 26, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 30, 21, print.

Duchesne Volunteer Fire Department respond to early morning house fire. Dec. 26. Online 12/30/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard,

TCHD announces new Health Officer. Dec. 24, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 30, 21, print.

Wasatch SAR rescued three people and a dog from Strawberry Reservoir. Dec. 24, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 30, 21, print.

TCHD administers first COVID-19 vaccines to first responders. 12/23/20. Dec. 23, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 30, 21, print.

UDOT announces year-end construction totals. Dec. 23, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 30, 21, print.

ARC bridges disaster and recovery. Dec. 23, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 30, 21, print.

Public addresses TCHD Cosmetology Rule. 12/22/20, online, Uintah Basin Standard and Vernal Express, Dec. 30, 21, print.

Congressman-Elect Blake Moore visits Vernal Chamber of Commerce. Dec. 21, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard and Vernal Express, Dec. 23, 2020.

How to stay resilient during a pandemic. Dec, 18, 2020, online, Uintah Basin Standard and Vernal Express, Dec. 22, 2020.

Shop with a Cop shares goodwill in Vernal. 12/18/20, online, Vernal Express, 12/22/20.

Shop with a Cop helps 50 children in Duchesne County. 12/18/20, online, Uintah Basin Standard, 12/22/20.

Sub for Seniors delivers Christmas joy. Online 12/18/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/22/20.

Ouray road project completed. Online 12/17/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/22/20.

High workload leads to prioritizing in contact tracing. Online 12/16/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/22/20.

McDonald’s employees fired in alleged retaliation for reporting on COVID-19. 12/15/20 online, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/22/20.

“Last Kids on Earth” in gingerbread on display at Roosevelt Library. Online 12/13/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/22/20.

Uintah County hires new road superintendent. Online 12/11/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard 12/22/20.

Astronomical events occurring in December. Online 12/10/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/15/20.

Local expert provides suggestions on how to prevent fires. Online 12/10/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/14/20.

Auction highlights community generosity. Online 12/10/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/74/20.

Subs for Seniors needs donations. Online 12/5/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/7/20.

Uintah Basin food pantries seek donations. Online 12/4/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/7/20.

TriCounty Health Department proposes new rules for cosmetologists. Online 12/4/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 12/7/20.

Uintah Basin food pantries seek donations. Online 12/4/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard 12/7/20.

Uintah County delays decision on accepting Ouray Bottoms Project. Online 12/3/20, Vernal Express, 12/7/20.

Small business incubator opens in Vernal. Online 12/3/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard 12/7/20.

Janelle Gehring meets with Kyle Allred at the new Vernal Innovation Hub. Photo. Online 12/3/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard 12/7/20.

Meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 40 people are available at Vernal’s new Innovation Hub. Photo. Online 12/3/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard 12/7/20.

Vernal City Manager Quinn Bennion, left and Vernal Innovation Hub Manager Lori Haslem show the Vernal Innovation Hub’s new logo this week. Photo. Online 12/3/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard 12/7/20.

Teachers struggle with increased workload. Online 11/30/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Vernal celebrates Home for the Holly Days. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Home for the Holly Days is a patriotic affair in Vernal. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Spectators gather outside of Cobble Rock Park waiting for the Parade of Lights. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in Vernal for Holly Days. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Tree View occurs in conjunction with Holly Days. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

​Viewers socially distance during Tree View. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Vendors sell their wares during Santa’s Workshop. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Mayor Doug Hammond and the City Council ride on the train float during Holly Days. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Fire Dancers entertain the crowd at the Parade of Lights in Vernal. Photo. Online 11/28/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

COVID-19 surge hits in Uinta Basin. Online 11/20/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

Public health order alters Christmas tree charity event. Online 11/13/20. Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard.

BLM offers Christmas tree permits. Online 11/6/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard, 11/10/20.

Search-and-rescue calls increase with uptick in outdoor interest. Online 11/6/20, Vernal Express 11/10/20.

Telecommuting, affordable housing spurs interest in Uinta Basin. Online 10/6/20, Vernal Express and Uintah Standard, 11/10/20.

Oversized load moves through Roosevelt. 10/6/20.

Langdon Reagan, President of the SWCDA, gives the Futurity award to Chance Horrocks and his border collie, Brick, as they win the Second Round of the Southwest Cattledog Association Futurity. 10/29/20.

Uintah High football team raises awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women campaign. Online 10/29/20. Vernal Express. 11/6/20.

Utah responds to the 2020 U.S. Census. Vernal Express, The Basin Standard, 10/29/20

The Stay Safe to Stay Open campaign starts in Vernal. Vernal Express.

The Stay Safe to Stay Open campaign starts in Vernal. Photo. Vernal Express.

Jordan Mathis, Alex Goodman, Robin O’Driscoll, and Mayor Hammond at the Stay Safe to Stay Open event. Photo. Vernal Express. 10/27/20.

Children’s Justice Center to reassess funding options. Vernal Express. 10/27/20.

Using grant money the Children’s Justice Center was able to purchase new furniture that is easier to clean. Photo. Vernal Express. 10/27/20.

Volunteers pitch in to rejuvenate Buckskin Hills motocross track. Vernal Express. 10/23/20.

Anne-Marie Flanary Miller and Danny Miller were key players in creating the motocross track. Photo. Vernal Express. 10/23/20.

 Anne-Marie Flanary Miller and Danny Miller jump at the new motocross track at Buckskin Hills. Photo. Vernal Express. 10/23/20.

Canoeing Photograph. In Makah Culture Past and Present Study Away Flier. Wang Center, Pacific Lutheran University. 2015.

Neah Bay: The End. Makah Cultural Journeys. J-Term Makah Culture Past and Present class, Pacific Lutheran University. 1/29/14.

Hello from Neah Bay! Makah Cultural Journeys. J-Term Makah Culture Past and Present class, Pacific Lutheran University. 1/20/14.

Reilley, Darlene, Anna McCracken, and Jane Hu. Preparing for the Journey and Logistics. Makah Cultural Journeys. J-Term Makah Culture Past
and Present class, Pacific Lutheran University. 1/13/14.

My first bylines were in the Harbor Light Newspaper.

Big crowd spurs volleyball team to third victory. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 1/4/96.

Volleyball team gets strong win against Gaylord St. Marys. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 1/96.

Volleyball team starts season with a win.  Harbor Light Community Newsweekly.   12/13/95.

Rams touchdown with home victory. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 10/16/95.

Rams lose to ranked Traverse City team. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 10/9/95.

Rams touchdown with home victory. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 10/9/95.

Rams crush Cardinals. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 95.

The tournament. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 95.

Varsity Volleyball. Harbor Light Community Newsweekly. 95.

Photographer

This shutterbug has snapped all kinds of photos for more than 10 years professionally and since I had my first Polaroids and Canons when I was a young girl. My favorite photos tell stories.

I enjoy landscape, news and portrait photography the best. My work has been published for business promotions, newspapers, online content and on social media.

I am currently working on two books and a collection of prints of my work.

Workshop Guru

Current and upcoming workshops

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

Jumpstarting Your Sci Fi, Jan. 2022 

Past workshops 

Hellenistic Romance: Eros in ancient Greece, Hearts Through History RWA, June 2021

Diversifying your science fiction, FF&P RWA, Mar. 2021

The Touchstone Writer’s Workshop, DarWrites, Dec. 2020

​The Kickass Writer’s Guide & Retreat, DarWrites, 2020

The Pocketbook of Inspiration: Pandemic Edition, DarWrites, 2020

Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance, FF&P RWA, 2017

Mastering Worldbuilding and the Anthropology of Writing, Goddard College, 2016

Working the Weird in Science Fiction, Goddard Teaching Practicum, 2015

NaNoWriMo Thank Goodness It’s Over Workshop (with Ang Bouma), Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2013

NaNoWriMo Midway Workshop (with Ang Bouma), Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2013

National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Workshop (with Chris Weigand and Ang Bouma), Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2013

NaNoWriMo Thank Goodness It’s Over Workshop (with Ang Bouma), Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2012

NaNoWriMo Midway Workshop (with Ang Bouma), Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2012

NaNoWriMo Kickoff Workshop (with Ang Bouma), Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2012

Beginning Writer’s Workshop, Ink and Ingenuity, Pierce College, 2012

Host, Open Mic Night, Pierce College, 2012

How to Knit a Plot Bunny, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2011

How to Knit a Plot Bunny, Pierce College, 2011

NaNoWriMo Thank Goodness It’s Over Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2011

NaNoWriMo Midway Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2011

NaNoWriMo Kickoff Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo,  2011

NaNoWriMo Thank Goodness It’s Over Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2010

NaNoWriMo Midway Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2010

NaNoWriMo Kickoff Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2010

NaNoWriMo Thank Goodness It’s Over Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2009

NaNoWriMo Midway Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2009

NaNoWriMo Kickoff Workshop, Pierce County NaNoWriMo, 2009