Quinn is an international award winning author and speaker
from Long Beach, California.
Webs of Fate, winner of the Readers
Favorite Award for General Fiction, is the prequel to her
Award Winning Web Series. Webs of Power,
the first novel in the series is the winner of the 2009 National
Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction. The highly anticipated
sequel, Twisted Webs, is the 2011
International Book Award Winner for Fiction and Literature,
as well as the Winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence
Award for General Fiction. Darlene is currently working on
Quinn's first published novel, Sizzling Cold Case, published
in January of 2007, was a somewhat unusual collaboration
as well as labor of love for her dear friend, Buddy Ebsen.
His work-in-progress was a Barnaby Jones novel, which at
his widow's request, Quinn was thrilled to complete.
part of a nine-member management team for the Bullocks Wilshire
Specialty Department Stores (West Coast Divisions of the
former Federated Department Store conglomerate~now Macy's
Inc.) Quinn became interested in storytelling at an early
age but did not begin writing until her adult life. With
an insider's perspective on the rise and fall of major department
stores, she now writes what she likes to read, which is page
turning suspense, based on actual events. Her goal is never
to allow the facts to get in the way of a good story.
Prior to being an author and speaker, Quinn was a teacher
in the public school system, a self-improvement and modeling
instructor, a private contractor for department stores (Bullock's/Robinson's)
has been on the staff of the Southern California Writers
Conference for the last few years. This year, Darlene was
the Keynote speaker for the Association of American University
Women (AAUW) annual authors luncheon and will be the Keynote
speaker for Southern California Writers Conference. She has
also spoken at several other organization including the Auxiliary,
St. Mary’s Hospital, Southern California Writers Association,
and several book clubs, libraries, and bookstores.
She has two children, John and Jodie, six wonderful grandchildren,
and lives with her fantastic husband and greatest supporter,
Jack, in Long Beach and Big Bear, California.