“There are more ducks killed around the stoves
on the dry goods boxes at the customary haunts
of local nimrods every evening between seven
and nine-thirty o’clock, than are slain in twenty-
four hours along the Illinois River from source to
mouth. Unless the legislature puts some restriction
on this method of wholesale slaughter, the time
will soon come when there won’t be any duck-shooting
stories to tell -- that anybody will put any confidence in.”
-- Correspondent in news notes to the Carrollton Patriot
Charlene Raddon began her fiction career in the third grade when she announced in Show & Tell that a baby sister she never had was killed by a black widow spider. She often penned stories featuring mistreated young girls whose mother accused of crimes her sister had actually committed. Her first serious attempt at writing fiction came in 1980 when she woke up from a vivid dream that compelled her to drag out a portable typewriter and begin writing. She’s been at it ever since. An early love for romance novels and the Wild West led her to choose the historical romance genre but she also writes contemporary romance. At present, she has five books published in paperback by Kensington Books (one under the pseudonym Rachel Summers), and four eBooks published by Tirgearr Publishing.
Charlene’s awards include: RWA Golden Heart Finalist, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Nomination, Affair de Coeur Magazine Reader/Writer Poll for Best Historical of the Year. Her books have won or place in several contests.
Currently, Charlene is working on her next release.