I am an authorpreneur, content writer/journalist, photographer and workshop guru.
If you’re browsing and needing something you don’t see here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline, “Help, I need a hero.”
I enjoy creating content that helps my readers.
For my nonfiction, I create work that inspires me and use my background in anthropology, business, journalism, and photography.
For my fiction, I aim to hit a Venn diagram target centering on archaeology, romance, and science fiction.
I inspire creatives with my writing philosophy and craft at DarWrites.
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. I’m eagerly waiting for its return in 2023.
Gliese 667. U.S. 2021.
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 Problem, revised 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 Enemies. Candace 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.
I am open to new projects.
I spent years freelancing as a copywriter while putting myself through college. I worked for various clients including Patch.com, a library, individuals, and a real estate company.
I worked as an Associate Editor and Journalist of the Vernal Express and Uintah Basin Standard. My first bylines were in the Harbor Light Community Newsweekly.
To see my content, visit Darlene Reilley.
I am a shutterbug with more than 5 years experience.
My favorite photos tell stories. I enjoy landscape and portrait photography. My work has been published for business promotions, in newspapers, on websites, and on social media.
I am currently working on two books and a collection of prints of my work.
Current and upcoming workshops
Darlene is currently in writer mode. No workshops scheduled at this time, but there will be in the future. Add yourself to the email list to get updates!
Putting the Sci in Science Fiction Romance FF&P RWA, August 2021
Jumpstarting Your Sci Fi, Jan. 2022
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 workshops, 2009-2013.
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