Hi, I’m Darla!

Darla G Denton

Welcome to  Musings from a Curvy Romance Writer!

About Me:

I am a curvy girl. I say curvy because that’s the “pretty” term for it. However, let’s just call it what it is, Fat!

I’m fat and I’m OK with that. (Fat is only a bad word if you treat it like one.)

You’re probably thinking, “You don’t look very “fat” in your picture.”

That’s because I take great selfies! Honestly, I do. Great selfies is really an art form, don’t you think? 😉

Anyway, I’m a real woman with real curves and real issues to boot.

I have a husband with whom I’ve had by my side for 18 years. Click on “Summer Fun and Then Some…” to learn more about our love story. I have two kids ages 17 and 14 and if your thinking,” You look too young to have been with someone that long and have kids that age!” you would be right. I am. I’m 36.

I started my life a wee bit earlier than most. Some would ask, “If I had to do it over again would I have still started at such a young age?” and my answer is and will always be a resounding “Yes!.”

I’ve always felt like I had a limited time on Earth and I’ve lived my life accordingly.

I’m currently a “Stay At Home Mom” but have been a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA), a Certified Geriatric Assistant (CGA), a hospital lab associate, a Chiropractic Receptionist, a jewelry sales clerk, a cafeteria worker, a deli worker, a nanny and a Thirty-One consultant.

I’m an extremely friendly person who loves to socialize on Social Media. Which is hilarious because, in real life, I actually struggle with my desire to stay an introvert. “Hi my name is Darla and I’m socially awkward!” So, with that said, come find me on:

I’d love to chat and get to know you.

About my Writing:

I write like I talk; honestly, with a touch of snark, and nothing held back.

I am currently working on writing Contemporary Curvy Romances that can be found in the Romantic Suspense, New Adult and Contemporary Romance Categories.

Each of my books will feature plus size heroines and the heroes that love them. So, if you’re tired of skinny heroines who are worshiped and can eat anything they want without putting on weight, then my books are for you.

I strive to write real plus size women in fun, sexy, and intense situations. There will always be hot, well hung males “panting” after them and an annoyingly funny best friend to keep them real. 

Check out “Hello Writing World!” to learn why I chose to embark on this adventure called romance writing.

I have a published poem titled “Love?” back in 1994. Click “From The Heart of a Child” to learn more about it.

I am also a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) so I take my writing and my career seriously. Check out “It’s Official!!!” to learn more about my journey with RWA.

About This Website:

In this website you will find:

  • A blog that is updated at least 3 times a week with articles about writing, romance, and life.
  • A place where you can read about my current WIP’s (Work in Progresses), news about my books being published and insider info on the characters that inhabit them.
  • A space to talk about writing, reading, and all things plus size.

Are you thinking about engaging with me and my other followers on here? Then remember my #1 Rule:

Rule #1: Be yourself, don’t be shy!

oh and:

Have Fun!

So I guess, technically, that’s two rules but you get what I mean.

I didn’t create this website to listen to myself “talk”. I’ve created it to share:

  • What I have learned and what I know about writing, publishing and book marketing.
  • My love of books and reading
  • My writing
  • My lifelong mission of body acceptance and self-love.
  • To interact with people who love to read and who love to write.

So please, for the love of god, feel free to leave comments on my blog articles and pages or contact me personally. 🙂 I promise I don’t bite and neither do my other followers.

All advice, comments and criticism is welcome.

If you like what you’ve read and don’t want to miss a single blog post or page update, sign up to follow my blog. (The sign up box can be found at the top of each page in the right hand corner)

If you’ve got questions, advice, and/or concerns or you just want to chat personally one-on-one contact me through email! (I check this at least once a day)

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10 thoughts on “Hi, I’m Darla!

  1. Hello Darla,
    This is my first time responding to any blog, and from what I see on yours it’s pretty good. I want to give you some back ground on me. I am a WW2 veteran. I was in the Seabees and served on Okinawa and in Tsingtao, China.
    I am a new writer with the book leaning heavily on Erotica. I read earlier, but its gone now, a list of 28 publishers that publish erotic books. My book is 60,000 and some hundreds of words.
    I have a question. Can you post that list of publishers again or send it to my email.
    David J. Knowles (know1752@bellsouth.net)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Welcome David and congratulations on finally taking the leap and responding to a blog. I hope that you find yourself doing that more often. Questions, comments, requests and feedback is a blog authors bread and butter. We don’t spend all this time writing blog articles just to read our own thoughts. 😉

      To answer your question, I’ve included the link to the article you mentioned. https://darlagdenton.com/2014/09/17/a-list-of-28-publishers-for-erotica-and-romance/. I’ve also sent you an email.

      If, in the future, you want to check back over an article that I wrote just look to the top right section of my webpage and there is a search function. Enter a few keywords or the what you remember of the title and it will pull everything I’ve ever written in regards to that topic.

      Thanks again for taking that leap and leaving a response 🙂 I wish you much luck and determination on getting your story published.


  2. I found your blog by total chance and boy am I glad. Most writers & readers blogs all look the same, post about the same thing, or shove their book down my throat constantly.
    Your blog is different. It is original, friendly, and interesting. I am following you now both here and on Twitter.
    I have a feeling you’ll see me here a lot 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hey Darla, Hope you are doing excellent! Found you by chance as i was searching for erotica publishers. I am a native of India and have self published an erotica suspense story through Amazon.
    And I feel so good when women are unabashed about who they are and live / love it. Even my love (wife) is a few extra sizes and curvy, but how does that matter as life is short and you wanna have fun and enjoy it while it lasts, with someone you love with all your heart.
    And yes, this is my pen name (Amante).

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