Darlene grew up in a small town along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. After college she worked as a printer and sales rep for a New Age school on the Leelanau Peninsula. She later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where her occupations included production photographer, artist and art dealer. She enjoys travel and has explored many points around the globe. Throughout her life she has been an avid gardener and horticulture figures prominently in her stories. She returned to the lakeshore in 2002 and is working on her second novel, Death by Cold Steel, a mystery.
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Bargain Paradise is a humorous tale of an obsessive gardener and her neglected husband. As Jerry struggles to understand his wife’s failure to have his meals ready on time, Loretta longs for the day that Jerry will join her in transforming their property. It takes one really bad day to bring the two of them together to create their own little slice of paradise. Gardeners will see a bit of themselves here. Non-gardeners will finally learn what possesses someone to spend every daylight hour (and more) puttering around in the "dirt". I guarantee it will make you smile.More info →