Darlene Panzera

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5 Questions to Create Believable Villains

5 Questions to Create Believable Villains

Last month when the weather was still warm, my daughter and I were floating around the lake on tubes and brainstorming the suspense plot of a new story. Suddenly we saw two other women staring at us and we remembered that water can carry sound further than you realize. If I overheard two people talking…

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3 Goals Every Fiction Writer Must Consider

3 Goals Every Fiction Writer Must Consider

Would you like to learn how to craft a compelling story? One that hooks readers and keeps them turning pages from beginning to end? Prepare for some fun as we get started! As a writer looking to improve your work, you always need to be aware of your goals working on 3 levels: 1) Your…

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Fictional Ideas From Real Life

One of the questions I get asked most as an author is how do you come up with your ideas? The truth is I gather ideas wherever I go. A writer is an observer. I carry around a little notepad and pen in my purse to jot down ideas as they come to me. Lately…

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True Country Hero Pre-Order Contest Giveaway!

Pre-Order Montana Hearts: True Country Hero to be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Pre-Order to be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card   How to Enter: 1.) Place a pre-order online for Montana Hearts: True Country Hero Click on links below: Amazon       Barnes & Noble         iTunes       HarperCollins Publishers 2.) Fill out the following form. a Rafflecopter giveaway…

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Western Bracelet Contest Giveaway!

  Enter to win a turquoise heart western style bracelet! How to Enter: Step #1 Pre-order Montana Hearts: Sweet Talkin’ Cowboy   Step #2 Add Book on Goodreads Step #3 Login with Email or Faceboook a Rafflecopter giveaway Eligibility: The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of [United States + Canada] and is void where…

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Homemade Sea Salt Caramel Recipe

Sea Salt Caramel

Homemade Sea Salt Caramel Recipe Learn how to make absolutely delicious melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate-Dipped Sea Salt Caramels! Scroll below to see the recipe and follow the step by step instructions. A tasty addictive candy recipe perfect for this upcoming holiday season! My daughter and I just made four batches and the rest of the family can…

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Contest Giveaway

Bookend giveaway

Metal Art Bookend Giveaway   a Rafflecopter giveaway     Eligibility: The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of [United States + Canada] and is void where prohibited by law.   How to Enter: submit your email or login through Facebook.   Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about October…

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Darlene’s Travel Journal Montana Trip

Last October I went too Montana with my husband and daughter to research the new book series. We had a lot of fun and I decided to use the small, real life town of Three Forks as a model for Fox Creek in MONTANA HEARTS.

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Horse Scene Inspiration for Montana Hearts

In MONTANA HEARTS: Her Weekend Wrangler, Bree Collins has to cope with the loss of her horse, Serenity, something she’s pushed aside for many years…until she comes home. I know how she feels because a couple years ago, I lost my 29 year old Morgan mare named Riki. She was a sweetheart and she and…

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