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Author, Ghostwriter, and Speaker
The Latest from Darla's Desk...
DRUM ROLL PLEASE..."Jesus and Zinnias Make Me Smile" is now available in paperback and e-reader versions. I am thrilled with the way it all came together. This book is a true labor of love-one that will make you smile, laugh, sigh, and cry. You need to know, however, that by the time you are done reading, your perspective of gardens and God's creative genius will be forever changed...for the better.
You will find the Amazon link to "Jesus and Zinnias Make Me Smile" as well as my other books, below. Happy reading!
Or, if you are interested in having your book signed and personalized, you need to visit my NEW "ORDER HERE" page on the website. This page allows you to see what I have available and order directly from me. All orders will be processed through Paypal and made via my email. And remember-all prices include shipping and handling.
I am also still building a network of businesses and ministries--working with those of you who understand the value of client aftercare, thank-you gifts, and the need for adding a personal touch to the services they offer. For example, youth ministers and missionaries are encouraging young people to make their relationship with Jesus real and personal by gifting them with copies of "Faith is Like Chocolate". Real estate agents can give clients a copy of "Please Pass the Memories" as a thank you gift that helps them make their new house a home. Funeral homes are gifting families with "Through the Eyes of a Shepherd" as a way to remind them that the comfort and strength that comes from God is theirs now and forever.
If you are interested in partnering with me in this way, let me know and I will be happy to tell you how you can receive deeply discounted copies of the book of your choice.
Last but not least, I am finally able once more to speak to students, women's ministry groups, parent groups/classes, civic groups, and veterans organizations. I am thankful and excited to once again be able to spend time sharing my stories and spending time with people like you. So, if you are looking for a program and presentation for your group, I would be happy to spend some time with you. *For more information scroll down to the information under the 'Author and Inspirational Speaker' heading.
Books by Darla
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)
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, John, spending time in the garden, enjoying time with my kids and grandkids, loving on my dachshund, Charlotte, camping, taking bike rides, and walking.
I wish I would have had "Love, Momma D" when I was raising my kids. I read it before giving it to my granddaughter for her baby shower. I told her it was one of the most valuable gifts she was going to receive...and I meant it. --Barbara Jo
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.
October 18: State Fair Community College, Lake Ozark, MO
October 29, 2021: Presentation of "All My Love, George" @ Jackson Park, Willard, MO
November 4-5, 2021: Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Literature Festival, Mansfield, MO
November 6, 2021 and December 4, 2021: Polk County Library, Bolivar, MO
November 12, 2021: Homeschool Coop presentation of "All My Love, George"; St. Robert, MO
November 19, 2021: Presentation of "All My Love, George" @ Brentwood Library; Springfield MO
November 13, 2021: Ft. Wood Spouses Club Holiday Craft Show, Waynesville, MO High School
November 28, 2021: Advent By Candlelight, Laurie, MO
October-December 2021: school presentations, craft shows, and literature fests throughout the area
(specific dates and times to follow soon)
April, 2022: Regional Meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Linn Creek, MO
LINKS TO RECENT PODCASTS AND INTERVIEWS
Phenomenal Grandparenting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxtNb5YRm60&t=41s
All Author Interview: Author Darla Noble Interview - AllAuthor