Darlene Quinn is an author and journalist from Long Beach, California.
Webs of Power
Quinn’s first published novel, which she titled Sizzling Cold Case, was a somewhat unusual collaboration as well as labor of love for her dear friend, Buddy Ebsen, who passed away on July 5, 2003, at the age of 95. Ebsen’s work-in-progress was a Barnaby Jones novel, which at his widow’s request, Quinn was thrilled to complete. Quinn says she felt as if Buddy was right beside her and would have approved of the creative license his widow allowed her in completing Sizzling Cold Case, which was published in January of 2007.
In addition, she has published articles in both "Inskeeping World" and "Savvy Magazine" highlighting the business knowledge she gained during her time as Corporate Training Director for the Bullock's Department Stores and as Director of Personnel/Organization Development for Bullocks Wilshire (West Coast Divisions of the former Federated Department store conglomerate)
As part of a nine-member management team for the Bullocks Wilshire Specialty Department Store Division, Darlene Quinn has the insider's perspective on the rise and fall of major department stores. Her soon to be released sequel, Twisted Webs, continues the saga of corporate greed and raw human struggles with characters we have come to know and love.
Quinn became interested in storytelling at an early age but did not begin writing until her adult life. Prior to being an author, Quinn was a teacher in the public school system, a self-improvement and modeling instructor, a private contractor for various department stores (Bullock's/Robinson's) and hospitals. She has two children, John and Jodie, six wonderful grandchildren, and happily lives with her husband and greatest supporter, Jack, a restorer of valuable art, in Long Beach, California.
, the first novel of her series, was the Winner of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award for Fiction and a Finalist for the National Best Book Award for General Fiction. The sequel, Twisted Webs, will be released in September 2010, and she is currently working on the prequel, Irreversible Webs.