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Author Blog Chain – Darlene Jones

Good Monday Morning –


Darlene Jones


Last Monday I participated in an Author Blog Chain. One of the authors I tagged was Darlene Jones, the author of the “Em and Yves series,” a science fiction love story. As you can read below, Darlene has a special category for her books. I reviewed Embattled a few months back–check it out.Embattled jpg for KindleWhat are you currently working on?

I’m putting together a book of short humor and travel bits that I hope readers will enjoy. I’m adding pictures when I can.

How does your work differ from others’ in the same genre?

Genre is a tough one as my books don’t fit any one genre. They’re sci-fi, but not hard core technical science fiction so I call them “soft” sci-fi. They’re romance too, with a great love story that transcends time and death, but not romance in the sense of the romance genre. They’re adventure too. So how do I categorize them? Good question for which I do not have an answer.

Why do you write what you do?

I lived in Mali for a time. The poverty was horrific. I wanted to wave a magic wand to make life better for the Malians who manage to smile in spite of their difficult lives. So I  gave my heroine the ability to “fix” many of the problems in the world. Of course things don’t always work out as planned for the alien controlling her is a rookie, and he messes up.

How does your writing process work?

It’s evolving from and sort of hit and miss approach that involved revolving paragraphs to working with a rough outline which is not overly detailed and is flexible to be changed as I go. I do have periods of “writer’s block” which I don’t worry about. I take that to mean that I need a break and when ideas start circulating during bouts of insomnia, I know it’s time to write again.

Check out Darlene’s website at www.emandyves.com.



  1. I would agree that ‘Embattled’ is hard to categorise; and that is what makes the book so exceptional. I am not a Sci-fi fan but I loved this story!


  2. P.C., Wendy’s book is awesome. No surprise that you can’t tear yourself away. And thank you both for your comments on my book.


  3. The Em series (Embattled, Empowered, Embraced, and Embroiled) makes great reading. Well-written and page-turner, feel-good stories kept me entertained all the way through all four of them.


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