Darlene Franklin-Campbell is an American author, artist and educator from southern Kentucky. An award-winning poet and author of multiple novels, her work has appeared in Enlightenment Nourishing the Sacred Within, Scruffy Dog Review, Taproot Literary Journal, the New Madrid Journal, COAL: an Anthology, and multiple other publications. Her art has been featured at the Lucretia Begley Art Gallery, Gosser Fine Arts Center and by the Kentucky Arts Council as a part of the traveling exhibit, Native Reflections. She has designed monuments for the McKinley Monument Company, album covers and logos for multiple organizations. She has painted numerous murals in and around southern Kentucky. She holds a M.A. from Lindsey Wilson College but has also done post-graduate work at Western Kentucky University and is an alumni of Campbellsville University. She is a member of the Elizabeth Maddox Roberts Society, the Adair County Arts Council, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Mysterium Society (a linguistic high IQ society). In her paintings and her writings she seeks to capture the spirit of natural world and the nature of the spiritual world. Darlene loves languages, speaking three: English, Spanish and Tla Wilano (a Native American language from the New River Area).