Darlene Marshall longs for more swashbuckling in her life. To fill that void, she writes award-winning historical romance about piracy, privateering and smuggling in the early 19th century. She loves having a job where driving to the beach in a convertible and drinking mojitos at the end of the day is research, though after the caving trip for
<i>TheBride and The Buccaneer</i>she asked them to just leave the bottle. Marshall has lived in North Florida most of her life and is a graduate of the University of Florida. She worked in broadcast news for ten years before realizing she'd much rather make up stories for a living.
Marshall's novels are published in English, German, and Estonian, in digital and print editions.