about the author
Darlene L. Turner’s love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.
Darlene won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense twice and an ACFW Genesis award. She’s represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her debut book, Border Breach, released in April 2020 with Love Inspired Suspense. She has two books releasing in 2021: Abducted in Alaska (March) and Lethal Cover-Up (August).
Darlene met her husband Jeff at the turtle races in Ontario, Canada. She loves flavored coffee and plaid shirts. You can connect with Darlene on her website where there’s suspense beyond borders or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Describe yourself in five words.
D: Quirky, encourager, devoted, fun (I hope!)
B: Great qualities to have and/or aspire to!
Share your inspiration behind Abducted in Alaska.
D: I really wanted to write a book based on the Alaska/Yukon border and dedicate it to my amazing brother because he used to live there. I started brainstorming smuggling ideas and the storyline about a little boy escaping his captors came to mind. Plus, I also struggled with the situation my heroine goes through in the book and came out realizing God does know best.
B: That He does!
What book(s) are you reading right now?
D: A book on writing and A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer.
B: Oooo, that cover!
What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?
D: Lethal Cover-Up releases in August. It’s based on the New Brunswick/Maine border and is about a tainted over-the-counter drug.
B: Love the fire! Very eye-catching!
What’s your writing style?
D: I’m a little bit of both a pantser and a plotter. I like to have a general storyline worked out before starting Chapter 1, but then let the story come to me as I write. My favorite part of the process? Setting up my characters – deciding on their backstory and picking what movie stars I picture them as.
B: Sounds like it’s working for you!
Do you have any writing quirks?
D: Colored pens! I write my to-do list on my calendar in a different color every day! Ha!
B: How how fun! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, Darlene!
about the book
Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Protecting a child…
could cost them their lives.
Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe. But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?
(1) winner will receive a prize package including a Bible study book, swag, and a $25 Amazon gift card!
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