Local author, Darlene Martin will be signing copies of her two latest books, Terror on the Waterfall Trail and The Echo of Violence at the Bobbie Jean Memorial Library on Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 am to 12:00 am. Books will be available for purchase at that time. Darlene is the author of four other books.
Terror on the Waterfall Trail is the story of Kara Mallory, a photographer who finds the body of a young woman as she is hiking on the Waterfall Trail in a Missouri state park.
The Echo of Violence tells the story of Allison DuPree, an abused wife of Los Angeles police detective, Brian DuPree. When their child becomes the target of his violence, she and her child escape to the farm she inherited from her father. In the safety of southwestern Missouri, she begins to rebuild her life and feel secure. When Brian finds her, the safe life she has created is threatened. How will she survive if Brian takes their daughter back to California?
Darlene began her writing career in 1996 with a novel based on the stories her grandmother told her of coming to Arkansas in a covered wagon in 1898.
Darlene retired from the nursing profession in 2000. She lives in the Annieville community where she devotes her time to writing and her many other hobbies. She draws the inspiration for her stories from the real life situations she experienced while working as a registered nurse. The beauty of the foothills of the Ozark Mountains is also reflected in her writing.
She attended school at Sloan Hendrix and graduated from Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois.