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The Latest from Darla's Desk...
Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer, sunnier weather. It is a welcome diversion around our house, to be sure.
I am still working on a couple of memoirs, some Christian marriage and family resources, and a fun gardening book for a client 'down under'. One of the memoirs I'm working on is incredibly special and I feel nothing short of blessed to be part of telling this story. I am also helping a family put together their history for current and future generations of their family. This, of course, is in addition to my regular newspaper columns and online book promotions for my own work.
Speaking of family history projects...
I am in the process of putting together a couple of packages to help YOU tell YOUR family's history. Preserving and sharing your family history to current and future generations is one of the most important things you can do. Knowing who we are and who we came from generates a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence. It is like putting the final piece in a jigsaw puzzle. Your family book will include your family tree, interesting information about your ancestors' countries of origin, cultural and ethnic customs, recipes, and hsitorical events, as well as family lore, military history, favorite recipes, and the unique facts that make your family special will all be included. Oh, and pictures...what's a book without the universal language of a few photographs!? So, stay tuned for more information coming soon.
I am sad to say, however, that because of the social distancing 'thing', the speaking engagements I had on the calendar have been cancelled or postponed. Hopefully when school starts up again in August and September, I will be able to start booking events again. I offer a variety of programs, or will speak on the topic you choose. The programs I currently offer include (but is not limited to):
*All my love, George...Letters from a WWII hero" -a presentation and display of WWII memorabilia and a look inside the life of a MO WWII hero.
*Please Pass the Memories-Grandparents and parents thoroughly enjoy spending a little time delving into the whys and how's of connecting the generations of our family together in fun and unusual ways.
*A Life Well Lived--A look at the lives of ordinary Missourians whose hard work, grit, and unshakable fortitude between the years of 1825 thru the 1960s made this state such a great place to call home.
*Love, Momma D--Moms, grandmas, aunts, teachers...anyone who loves a child will enjoy letting things like cookie dough, pet salamanders, a demolition derby, and even sibling rivlary remind them that what matters most is loving our children just because they're ours.
*Deuteronomy 6 Parenting-This program is for parents, grandparents, youth leaders, and anyone else with the desire to raise children God's way .
*Through the Eyes of a Shepherd--Having been an actual shepherd for many years, I can honestly say I learned a good number of valuable life-lessons from these gentle, humble, trusting animals, NOT-dumb animals. That's right! When God calls us his sheep, he's not insulting us. He is giving us something to aspire to.
*Because I am committed to giving back, 20% of all book sales is donated to a ministry or charitable organization. If you would like to host an event to raise money for your ministry or organization , email me for details.
I want to let you know about a small web-based business I stumbled upon--and am very glad I did. It's called ABOVE RUBIES CHRISTIAN GIFTS. They carry all sorts of items, most of which are made by small homebased businesses. I am also proud to say they now carry my books. Copy and paste this link and start shopping for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, new baby gifts, mother's day, father's day, or to treat yourself to a little something extra.
So who is Darla Noble?
I've had a passion for writing since I met up-and-coming author, Judy Blume, when I was in the sixth grade. Over the years my life has given me more ammunition for storytelling than you can imagine. But I'm not the kind of writer who just tells a story. I want people to learn something from it. Even if the take-away is how not to change the water in the fish bowl, why it's not child abuse to make your kids pick up walnuts, or something much deeper--like what it means to live without an older brother who died in the service of our country, or why a relationship with God should be your number-one priority, I want my stories...my words to encourage, inform, and inspire.
My work in the Christian/inspirational nonfiction and historical nonfiction markets includes: memoirs, parenting/family resources, Bible studies, devotionals, curriculum covering a variety of subjects, and agricultural and gardening how-to.
When I'm not writing, you will find me hanging out with my husband, playing with my grandchildren, loving on my doxie, gardening, or spending time with a special group of people I call my kids.