Darlene L. Turner – Suspense Beyond Borders

Darlene L. Turner – Suspense Beyond Borders

After several years of “knowing” Darlene L. Turner online, I FINALLY got to meet her at this years’s ACFW. She is a wonderful woman and one of the founders of the Facebook Group Blue Ridge Readers Connection. If you’re on Facebook you should check that group out. Readers and authors love to mingle there. Now allow me to introduce you to the woman herself.

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning and best-selling author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her 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. You can connect with Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.

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Now for the fun stuff! I have to admit I am partial to my Fast Five. 🙂 So settle in as I hit Darlene with rapid-fire.


CC: Milk or Dark Chocolate?

DT: Milk

CC: Print or E-book?

DT: Print

CC: Cat or Dog Person?

DT: Cat

Morning Person or Night Owl?

DT: Morning

CC: Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter?

DT: Fall 

CC: Since fall is your favorite, you must be in heaven right now. Let’s dive right in.

How can we pray for you?

DT: That God would use my books for HIS glory to touch lives.

CC: AMEN. That is a powerful prayer and you can be certain I’m at least praying it for you.

What is your favorite Bible Verse? Why?

DT: Psalm 91:4  “He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.” – I love that God protects us and keep us under His wings. 

CC: That is definitely a beautiful image, especially in these difficult times.

What do you like to do when you aren’t reading or writing?

DT: Tole painting (painting on wood pieces), Lego-building, watching TV/movies

CC: Oh! I saw one of your recent projects! I BEAUTIFUL log cabin mailbox. Your skill is amazing.

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

DT: When I picked up my first Nancy Drew book. 🙂

CC: Oh, I LOVED Nany Drew as a kid!

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

DT: I tend to write from around 9-3ish. Then work on social media in the evenings.

CC: There are definitely a lot of different hats that authors have to wear. It’s great that you have a set schedule.

Let’s talk about your newest release, Explosive Christmas Showdown.

A bomber brings terror to Christmas as the presents go tick…tick…boom. With criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells at the center of a bomber’s dangerous game, she’ll do anything to catch the culprit—even work with her ex-fiancé and his K-9 detector dog. But with the Christmas rampage drawing ever closer, Zac Turner’s convinced the attacks are personal. Can they piece together their ties to the bomber…before another gift explodes?

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CC: Which character was the most fun to create?

DT: Is it terrible to say I had the most fun creating the villain – the Jingle Bell Bomber? haha! It was fun to think up his game.
CC: I don’t think so! There is just something about creating a villain and figuring out how they tick . . . and then how to bring them down. 
How do you select the name of your characters?
DT: Whenever I heard an interesting name, I add it to my “names database.” I also use baby name sites. I love naming my characters!
CC: Oh I love that you collect interesting names in a database. That is so organized of you.
What do you hope readers will take away from your story?

DT: That no matter what, God DOES work out everything for our good. His plan for us is perfect.

CC: Amen! It can be hard to see in the moment, but it is a truth we can stand on. Thank you so much for joining me today and providing an explosive distraction. As my final question, I have my usual “Fun Question”.
If you could have a super power, which would it be?

DT: FLY! I dream a lot that I can fly, so that would be amazing. haha!

CC: Flying would definitely make getting to different places a lot easier and faster!

Reader, what would YOUR superpower be?

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