Monday, February 25, 2008

Meet Cici Wilde

Thanks for stopping by the website for my vintage clothing store. Located as it is in the small town of Grace Gulch, Oklahoma, a lot of its success comes from online sales.

However, business has boomed in the last few months. Everyone wants an authentic outfit for our town’s celebration of the 1891 land run. That’s when our part of Oklahoma was opened to white settlement.

Audie Howe, my new boyfriend and interim director of the Magda Grace Mallory Theater (we call it the MGM), has planned a reenactment of the most famous gunfight in Grace Gulch history.

You see, although our town is named Grace Gulch, after Bob Grace, his rival Dick Gaynor arrived seconds later. He always accused old Bob of cheating. They even exchanged gunfire once.

With Audie directing the reenactment play, my old friend Cord Grace playing his great-grandfather Bob, and my sister Dina handling the prop guns, I hope everything goes well.

I see them out in the street now. Cord is exchanging insults with Penn Hardy, the newspaper editor portraying Dick Gaynor.

Both men pull their guns, shoot, and fall down. Only—Penn Hardy remains on the ground.

He’s … dead!

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin resides in the Colorado foothills with her mother and her lynx point Siamese cat Talia. She has two grown children and two grandchildren. She loves music, reading and writing. She has published one books previously (Romanian Rhapsody, Barbour, 2005), as well as numerous devotions, magazine articles, and children’s curriculum. Gunfight at Grace Gulch is the first book in the Dressed for Death series. Visit Darlene’s website at


Mary Connealy said...

Hi Darlene...or Cici???
Anyway, hi. Sounds like a great set up for a book.
Wild West meets modern day murder.

I can't wait to get it!

CHickey said...

Sounds fun! Can't wait to get it.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Love your cover, Darlene. Your characters sound like so much fun!