My name is Darlene Prickett. I sometimes write under the
name Darlene Bargmann. I am the author of "It's All About
Emily" and the upcoming book, "Grown Ups Are Weird", which
are the first two books in the "Girls of Harvey" series. I
also have a story in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat's
Life". Other than that, I have collaborated on books for
local charities and have written articles for magazines and
newspapers. I decided I wanted to write as a career when I
won a writing contest at the age of 10.
Also consistent throughout my life has been my love for
Young & the Restless. I've watched other soaps off and on,
but I've always found Y&R to be of better quality- the
lighting, acting, writing, character development, and regard
for history. Being a Christian, I am also happy that they
include God in some of their storylines. I would have loved
to pursue a career writing for the show, but then I never
would have met my wonderful husband, BJ.
BJ and I met in Jefferson City, MO and moved to Chippewa
Falls, WI shortly after we married in 2000. We were unable
to conceive and joined the Special Needs Adoption program.
We adopted our daughter, Sandra in 2008. We were also
blessed with a second placement, but lost him when we
couldn't meet his extensive needs. We are still in the
program and waiting for a third placement. I am considering
writing a book about adoption and our experiences.
BJ introduced me to the game Dungeons & Dragons, which I
thought was only for nerds but I really enjoyed writing the
adventures, developing characters and now fantasy is my
biggest passion in writing. To me, it is the most creative
form of writing and I love the good vs. evil aspect of it.
I also love baseball, grew up watching the St. Louis
Cardinals and still do, though it's less entertaining
because I have no one to watch it with since I live in
Wisconsin now. I like to cook, bake, scrapbook, do crossword
puzzles, play board and card games. My two major vices are
fast food and Cafe World on Facebook.
I have three pets: a cat named Buster, a lab/shepherd mix
named Honey, and a border collie named Maia. Sandra has a betta she named "Fish" that I think BJ and I have adopted.
Page updated 10/24/12