Derinda Babcock is an author and graphics designer. She lives in southwestern Colorado near the base of the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.
In her previous career as an English as a Second Language teacher, she worked with students of all ages and many different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The richness of this experience lends flavor and voice to the stories she writes.
I just finished reading Colorado Treasure and already look forward to the release of the next book in the trilogy. The book held my attention because the author weaves many issues and side stories into the tale. I found elements of a love story, high drama, tragedy, sadness, joy, history, crime, morality, and faith. The story was a fast read and left me feeling good at the end. I couldn’t ask for more. I highly recommend this book.
Colorado Treasure: What a Wonderful Ride!
Sweeping vistas meet personal discovery, evolving relationships and a healthy dash of intrigue in this wonderful story of a girl searching to find the truth about her family and her past. Enriched with a cast of characters who made me want to jump into the book and spend an afternoon with them, I loved every little bit and piece. I was drawn in and taken for a wonderful ride. This book truly lives up to its namesake as a Colorado Treasure!
— T.E. Bradford
author of Dragon Between Worlds and Child of Prophecy
Colorado Treasures: An Unforgettable Saga
When you think of Scarlett O’Hara, or Jo March and her sisters in Little Women, you’ll remember Victoria Silverthorne in Colorado Treasure. You’ll judge other heroines by Victoria’s compassion, courage, and faith. Derinda Babcock plunged Victoria into the murky depths of finding family and turned Vicky’s world upside down. Why had she been sent to Mary and John Keeson instead of her paternal uncle after the death of her parents? Why did she have to find out about her Silverthorne connection from a newspaper article? Blossoming love and a thirteen-year-old deaf boy are the spices that flavor this story packed with lies, revenge, and organized crime. Learning some Spanish and sign language rounded out this unforgettable saga. Derinda Babcock — we’re ready for your next novel.
— Linda Farmer Harris
author of Mansion of Stolen Hearts, Harvey Girls Collection, (Winged Publications, Forget Me Not Romances), Treasure Among the Ruins, Book 1, Voices in the Desert Series (Winged Publications, Forget Me Not Romances, 2017), The Lye Water Bride, California Gold Rush Romance Collection (Barbour Publications, 2016)
The Jindentors: Masterful Worldbuilding
Babcock instantly captivated me with her masterful worldbuilding and likable characters! I was drawn in from the very first page and felt a quiver of excitement every time I sat down to read more. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this fascinating series!
—Erica Marie Hogan
author of The Winter Queen series and The Good German Girl
The Jindentors: Adventure, Compelling Characters, and Love
Adventure, compelling characters, love-in-the-air romance, and life or death struggles are the elements Derinda Babcock uses in The Jindentors. I’m enthralled by Derinda’s imaginative skills and compelled to read on and on until the exciting end. You will be also.
— Kathy Collard Miller
speaker, author of over 50 books including God’s Intriguing Questions: 40 Old Testament Devotions Revealing God’s Nature (co-written with Larry Miller)
A Tale of Three Kingdoms: An Exceptional Series
The exciting plot of The Binromese interweaves so many complex characters the reader will not want to stop reading until they find out how Keena, with El’s guidance, will save them from a certain dreadful death. The author has done an incredible amount of research into Medieval times and medical history. Her knowledge and expert writing abilities will amaze the reader.
— Joyce Moore
Science teacher, and avid reader
Worth Losing Sleep Over
The Binromese is a story I happily lost sleep over. Keena and Velorian lead this tale with old and new friends by their sides as plague, inner turmoil, and a foreign power threaten the Middle Continent. And Keena can’t help but get herself and her family involved in the thick of the trouble. The characters are solid, well-rounded people I would love to have the chance to meet in person!
— Jessica A. Tanner
author of Sonji, Book 1 of the Dryzzian Legends
Derinda Babcock created an addictive story world in The Three Kingdoms series. I rewarded myself on Sunday afternoons with a chapter, because I didn’t have time to read on weekdays. I knew if I even picked up her books, I’d be late for work—like, hours late for work.
What I love about The Three Kingdoms series is the prodigious amount of research that pulses from every page. Because of this, Derinda develops a world as vivid as my own. In many ways, her world is better.
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