Darlene Torday was born in Youngstown, OH. She graduated from Boardman High School. She has lived in Youngstown, Poland, Boardman, Struthers, and now in Berlin Center, OH.
Darlene Torday’s short stories have been published in True Story, True Romance and True Confessions. Both her short stories and poetry have been published in “The Happy Times Monthly,” “Recipes, Reflections and Recollections, Life in the
Atchafalaya Basin,” and the anthologies “Little Professor’s Notebook” and “Let Us Not Forget.” Her opinions have been published in the Youngstown, Ohio, metropolitan area newspaper, The Vindicator. She is a member of the local writing group, Writers Anonymous.
What inspires you to write?
I love to write about real life happenings weaving them into a fictional story until the reader cannot tell if it’s all fact, all fiction, or a combination of both.
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually start with an idea and then the characters involved in a story. When all is progressing well my characters actually tell me what is going to happen next. If I don’t listen to them, they don’t leave me alone until I do it their way.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, my characters live in my mind. There have been times when I’m stuck that my characters come to me in my dreams and tell me what I should be typing. I get up in the morning and write what they revealed as I slept.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write as much as you can about everything. The more you write the better your writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My local writers support group have helped with the process of publishing my books, along with my wonderful co-authors. Having all of them in my life have made the process smoother as together we have traveled the road to publication of our work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think indie publishing is the best thing to happen for writers. We now have options that were not available in the past. If the publishing houses listen to the authors and readers they can exist for a long time, but they need to move with the wave of indie authors.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
historical fiction, paranormal, romance, children stories
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
Link To Author Page On Amazon