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Author, Ghostwriter, and Speaker
The Latest from Darla's Desk...
In addition to working on a few freelance and ghostwriting clients, I am excited to announce that I am currently working with a few families to create their ROOTS to BRANCHES family book filled with family history, stories, photos, recipes, trivia, and lots more. And I would love to help YOU with YOUR Roots to Branches book, too. These books are a great way to give present and future generations of your family an appreciation and sense of belonging for who they come from. It is a book about you and yours written by you and me.
If you would like more information on a ROOTS to BRANCHES family book, contact me at
*November & December book sale: when you order author-signed copies directly from me via the website or by emailing you will receive a free gift AND be entered into a drawing for a gift package worth $50.
Books by Darla
A word about who I am...
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, educate, 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 dachshund, Charlotte, camping, and walking.
What Readers and Clients are Saying...
I felt like I was hearing George's story from the family sitting across from them at the dinner tables (Marah)
I wish I would have had a book like this when I was raising my kids. I'm glad I can share it with my granddaughters now. (Barbara Jo)
It was an honor and pleasure working with Darla. She helped us tell our family's story so that generations for years and years to come will know they can be proud of the people they come from. (Gina)
Finally I know what to do with all the things I couldn't bear to get rid of. Now we'll enjoy them instead of just dusting them. (Diana)
Darla's right--sheep aren't dumb. They are exactly what God wants us to be. (DL)
Hiring Darla to write for us is the best decision we've made in years. She is a gifted writer, highly professional, and completely dependable. Hire her...you won't be disappointed. (Jonathan)
She had us laughing, crying, nodding like bobble-heads, and recalling memories of things we thought we'd forgotten. We will definitely invite Darla to be the speaker at our events in the future. (Joyce)
I first heard Darla speak over 20 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. Any time I can attend a class or session she is speaking at, I do, because I know God will speak through her to tell me just what I need to hear. (Jerrie)
Darla's skills as a ghostwriter has helped me tell my story to others in a way that points them to a life of faith and hope in Jesus. (Eleanor)
In addition to my work as an author, I have 25 years of experience as a ghostwriter and inspirational speaker. My areas of writing expertise include Bible studies, devotionals, memoirs, curriculum (academic and Christian), parenting/family resources, inspirational nonfiction, and home and garden topics.
I am in my element when I am speaking to a group of people. Whether it be a women's ministry event, a parenting/grandparenting seminar, an auditorium full of students, a civic group, or a few people gathered together for a book club meeting, I genuinely love using my gift of telling stories in such a way that they encourage, educate, and inspire people to be a better version of themselves. mI also enjoy listening to those who have listened to me; hearing their stories and learning how others see the world around us.
While I am more than happy to gear my message around your event's theme, I want to let you know I offer the following for 1-2 hour sessions, day-long sessions, or weekend retreats: WWII Memories and Memorabilia, Phenomenal Grandparenting, Momma D Says (parenting), Deuteronomy 6 Parenting, Becoming God's Sheep, Faith is Like Chocolate and other essential life-lessons for children and teens, and Family Forever; preserving and making memories that last forever.
To find out more about booking and event, contact me via email at email@example.com or by using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
November 24, December 1, 8: Podcast with Bloomerboomer.com @ 3 PM Central time
April 2021: MO Elementary School Librarians Conference; Lake Ozark, MO
LINKS TO RECENT PODCASTS AND INTERVIEWS
Phenomenal Grandparenting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxtNb5YRm60&t=41s
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