Behind the Pen with Darcy Delany

Today I am pleased to welcome Darcy Delany to Behind the Pen to share with us a few of her favourites.


What is your favourite…and why…






Character from one of your books?

Blaise Lee from I Don’t Date in December. She’s a straight talker and a successful career woman but she’s an old-fashioned romantic at heart, and beneath her sassy exterior she’s just waiting for the man who can handle her combination of beauty and strength.

Scene from one of your books?

The first meeting between Blaise Lee and hero Jonty in I Don’t Date in December. It’s geeky, cute and glamorous all at once!




At the ARRA 2017 conference with Wanda Wiltshire. I don’t quite know where to look!

Movie of all time?

Gone with the Wind. It’s the ultimate story of personal growth and true love. Scarlett goes from being a spoilt brat to realising what true love is all about. And despite her negative qualities, she is still beloved by other people, which goes to show that we don’t need to be perfect to be loved.

Book that you always keep a copy of and recommend to others?

The Science of Being Great by Wallace D Wattles. It was written in the early 1900’s and provides a rich understanding of metaphysics, which I use in my coaching.




Having a giggle with Helen Konstan (any excuse to have a laugh!)

Fashion accessory that despite having plenty of, you still keep collecting?

Hoop earrings. I have so many different colours, sizes and patterns. All the interest of perfect coordination with my outfits, of course!

Drink that you enjoy everyday?

Soy cappuccino. Coffee is one of the simple joys in life. And it keeps you young!

Treat you indulge in?

Whittaker’s dark peppermint chocolate. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, so eating it is like taking vitamins, right?

Place to be?

Anywhere tropical. I love Cairns in the Far North of Australia- it has everything you need for a great holiday but is still small enough to feel cosy.

Person you admire?

Winston Churchill. He led Great Britain through World War II with great resilience, and despite his own personal battles with depression. He did what needed to be done for the greater good, a quality I hold in high esteem. Also, despite not naturally being a skilled orator, he worked at his speeches and ended up galvanizing a nation during a very dark time.

Season of the year?

Summer-hands down! I love the longer days, warmer nights and excuse to indulge in mojitos.




And more giggling with Joanne Dannon (I’m a big believer in laughter keeping you young) Photo by Helen Konstan



Darcy Delany is a transformational coach specialising in helping people find their voice in life and creativity. She is the author of stories with sassy heroines and heroes who love old-fashioned romance. Darcy makes a mean sangria and loves karaoke.
Her story I Don’t Date in December is set in her beloved Cairns, Australia and features the sassy, cherry-haired heroine Blaise Lee; Darcy’s favourite of all her heroines.
If you’d like to keep in touch, you can connect with Darcy on Twitter @storieswithsass, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest @StoriesWithSass, and Goodreads Darcy Delany or subscribe to her newsletter, Sassy Snippets. You can also find out more about Darcy and her writing at her website.

And if you’d like to find your voice in life or creativity, follow this link to make a booking for a free 20 minute coaching discovery call with Darcy. You can also sign up for her emails to help you get your novel written, or to find your creative voice.



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