Ms. Quinn became interested in storytelling at an early age but
did not begin writing until her adult life. With an insider's perspective
on the rise and fall of major department stores, she now writes
what she likes to read, which is page turning suspense, based on
actual events. Her goal is never to allow the facts to get in the
way of a good story.
Darlene Quinn is an international award winning author and speaker
from Long Beach, California.
Prior to being an author and speaker, Quinn was a teacher in the
public school system, a self-improvement and modeling instructor,
a private contractor for department stores (Bullock's / Robinson's)
Quinn's first published novel, Sizzling Cold Case, published in
January of 2007, was a somewhat unusual collaboration as well as
labor of love for her dear friend, Buddy Ebsen. His work-in-progress
was a Barnaby Jones novel, which at his widow's request, Quinn
was thrilled to complete.
She has two children, John and Jodie, six wonderful grandchildren,
and lives with her fantastic husband and greatest supporter, Jack,
in Long Beach and Big Bear, California.
The Web Series: Character-driven, page-turning suspense,
based on real events in the world of department stores and fashion.
Readers are given the insider’s perspective so that they
feel smarter about things they have heard or read about while sharing
the lives of fascinating characters and being entertained.
of Fate, is the prequel to Webs of Power. This highly anticipated
new novel that ramps up the suspense by opening with a murder.
Or is it?
Webs of Fate, winner of the Readers Favorite Award for General
Fiction, is the prequel to her Award Winning Web Series. Webs of
Power, the first novel in the series is the winner of the 2009
National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction. The highly
anticipated sequel, Twisted Webs, is the 2011 International Book
Award Winner for Fiction and Literature, as well as the Winner
of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction.
Darlene is currently working on Unpredictable Webs.
of Power is a fictionalized story of events that marked
the 80’s. Having been on the corporate management team
at Bullocks Wilshire (major division of Federated Department
Stores, now Macy’s Inc.), Darlene (Jack) Quinn saw first-hand
how greed became a major factor in the demise of our regional
department stores. Our recent economic market not only parallels
the 80’s, but while still reeling from the debt incurred
during that period, retailers where hit with the worst recession
since the depression, which brought about the demise of several
retailers giants. Among the casualties were Mervin’s,
Circuit City, Linens and Things….While Quinn delivers
authentic background in the world of department stores and
fashion, she maintains page turning suspense and never allows
the facts to bog down her compelling character-driven stories.
Webs, the sequel of the national award winning Webs of Power,
Quinn once again involves her main protagonists—Mark and Paige
Toddman and Conrad and Ashleigh Taylor—in personal and professional
struggles. The author hooks the reader with a gripping case of kidnapping
that is then interwoven with plot twists and intrigue that she conveyed
so convincingly in her first works of fiction. Along the way, readers
are once again treated to her insider’s knowledge of the fate
and future of our beloved department stores.