Darlene 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 Unpredictable Webs.
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.
As 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) and hospitals.
Darlene 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.