Everyone wants something exclusive. Something just for you that you can't find anywhere else, right? Well, you'll find it here. I love to inspire and be inspired, so on this page you'll often find a quote, a photo, or a personal article that hopefully will inspire you.
In this section, you will find articles specifically written for the fan club. They'll cover the gamut from my writing world to my real world. I hope you find them compelling, informative, and fun!
Cozy Blog Tour Interview February 2018
Author Branding. What is it?
Palace on the Lake (short story)
10 Things to Get Ready to Write
What is a Cozy
Journey to Self-Publishing
Are Your Characters Real?
An exclusive Girl on the Run interview
I enjoy making fairy gardens. I fell in love with the craft a couple of years ago after visiting a Renaissance Fair and seeing them in abundance. Think of fairy gardening like playing with dollhouses—creating scenes with fairies conversing, listening, and enjoying one another. Even animals, gnomes, and trolls find their way into the stories. While learning the craft, I realized it would be fun to create a new series featuring a fairy garden shop. I visited a similar shop in Tustin, California, and was enthralled. For my first garden, I created a basket “pot” featuring the fairy in my series—Fiona. She loves to read. Then I fashioned an entire fairy “village” in the nook outside my office. Next, I tested my hand at creating pots featuring a variety of scenarios—a father fairy fishing with his son, two impish trolls spying on girl fairies, and a frog asking a princess fairy for a kiss. As you can see, my garden has grown. I hope my snapshots will inspire you.
Join the mailing list to find out how to get an autographed bookplate from me! I'll also share bookmarks and book town maps and other goodies here from time to time.
If you'd like a free bookmark, send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope to:
Daryl Wood Gerber—Bookmark 4924 Balboa Blvd. #282 Encino, CA 91316
*Note: If the envelope you send is smaller than business-sized, we'll have to fold the bookmark in order to mail it to you.
If you'd like a free bookplate, send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope to:
Daryl Wood Gerber—Bookplate 4924 Balboa Blvd. #282 Encino CA 91316
Download the book maps (pdf):
Click on any link and listen to me read an excerpt from my cozy mysteries and my suspense novels. If you can't see me at a bookstore or library event, this (I hope) is the next best thing.
I love all sorts of puzzles. Crosswords, word search, jumbles. Enjoy the puzzles created just for this site! I'll add more as the Fan Club grows, one for every book I write.
Using words and terms from my books. Print them out—they're pdf files. Share them with friends!
Answer the questions easily found if you have read the individual books. Enjoy!
In addition to the recipes already found on this site and shared either in my books or on my blog Mystery Lovers Kitchen, I'd like to share "secret" recipes. Only available to club members. Always downloadable.
You all know and love my Golden-doodle Sparky, and I enjoy sharing silly photos or videos featuring him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and elsewhere, but there's only so much silliness Sparky can provide, so I've asked my fans to share their fun pix with me, and I've posted a few here for your viewing pleasure. Go ahead. Laugh out loud!
Girl on the Run Trailer Outtakes
Sparky and Darth
Sparky and the Zoomies
Sparky and the Popcorn
Sparky and the Ringtones
Sparky and the Zoomies, Too
Sparky dressed for Halloween
Sparky wants to be the baby
Sparky loves to look dapper
Sparky can be a goofball!
Sparky loves to read, until he's too tired.
Sparky: "Yoga, anyone?"
Sparky the reluctant pirate
Sparky is a great reading buddy.
My fans have joined the fun and sent me some of their pets and pet book projects! Enjoy!
Eileen's Teddy with Kindle
Linda's Charlee with a tasty read!
Abby's Tippy with a good book!
Nicole's Charlie's bedtime reading
Cindy's Maggie with favorite reading