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Open Invitation to Join The Darlington Society

TDSCrestSo I have this group called The Darlington Society. They’re not a huge group but they make a lot of noise. And they encourage. And they pray. And they support. And they get something in return, too.

To answer a few questions . . .

What is it? The Darlington Society is a group of readers formed to support and encourage me in my writing. But it’s so much more than that. It consists of individuals from various countries with various interests and opinions and backgrounds. They chat, they pray, they bounce ideas around. It has become an entity of its own.

What do they do? Well, in short, they review my books, help spread the word about my writing and activities; they get encouraged, share struggles and prayer requests; they get questions answered and get an inside view of how the publishing process works. They’re my inside team so they know news before anyone else.

What do they get in return? They get an early copy of my next release, discounts on services and books, access to the private Darlington Society Facebook page, and interesting updates. But besides that, well, I’ll let a few of them tell you in their own words:

The Darlington Society has been such a blessing to me; to see how the publishing industry works from the perspective of an author and to read Mike’s great stories and share them with my readers. Mike has always been incredibly helpful and encouraging. –Nikole

To me TDS is a special family. I love the transparency and openness of the group.  How we can be “real”  before each other and how we can come before one another for and in prayer. –Beth

The Darlington Society is uber-cool, like a big family. We pray for, encourage, and help each other…on top of all the Mike Dellosso FANDOMNESS!! So happy to be in TDS! –JoJo

Interested? Membership is always open. Bottom line: if you enjoy my books you’ll enjoy this group. You can be as involved as you want to be, there’s really no pressure. Just drop me an email or leave a comment below and I’ll be in touch.

Oh, by the way, you can read about more of the details on this Darlington Society page.

Hope to hear from you!


Open Call for the NEW Darlington Society

TDSCrestI have this group called The Darlington Society. It’s an inner group of readers that I have a kind of special relationship with. I don’t want to take up a lot of space here but you can read all about the Society on its own page, the benefits, the responsibilities, the theory behind it.

I used to accept only a limited number of readers per book release but am now opening the doors for anyone to join.

Here’s a little blurb straight from the page . . .

If you wish to join The Darlington Society I ask you to do only two things. 1) Pray about it. I take the Society seriously and hope you will too. This is a reflection of how seriously I take my writing and my desire is to be partnered with others who also take it seriously. 2) Email me at michael_dellosso(at) and tell me you want to be part of the Darlington Society. It’s really that easy. I’ll add you to the mailing list, invite you to the Facebook group, and email you the “badge” to put on your own blog or website.

Are you in? Just drop me an email saying you’d like to join. FEARLESS releases in May and I’d love for you to be a part of the event.

Oh, and I’ll ask one more thing . . . please share this with your friends and fellow readers and writers and basically anyone with a heartbeat. Thank you!

The Darlington Society, Season II, Open Call for Membership

Last year I came up with the idea for The Darlington Society. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my writing and life in general and decided I needed some support group.

25 charter members were chosen and we spent nine months interacting, encouraging each other, praying, and supporting. They were my A-team and, looking back, so much happened that wouldn’t have if I didn’t have them in my corner. I was blessed and I hope they were too. Overall, I think it was a great success.

So I’d like to do it again. This time we’re looking for 30 members.

Interested? Here’s what you have to do:

One, read over the details of the Society again and please make sure this is something you want to commit to for five months. I’m excited about getting to know some of my readers better and working with them to reach more people with my books. If you’re a member, I’m betting you’ll count it a positive experience. We’ll be a blessing to each other.

Two, today, June 18, through Wednesday, June 20, post a comment on this blog or my other blog telling me in a few sentences why you want to be a part of the Society.

I’ll read over those posts, pray about them, and announce the 30 new members on Friday, June 22.

**Now, a disclaimer is necessary. I have readers overseas who I know will want to be a part of this. That’s okay. We’re not going to exclude anyone just because they live in a different country. That would hardly be fair. BUT, please understand we can’t send hard copies of ARCs/manuscripts overseas, the postage is just too much. If you live outside the US you will recieve the early reader’s copy of my next book via email as an electronic edition.

Lastly, please help spread the word about this unique opportunity by sharing this post on Facebook and Twitter and maybe even your own blog.

I’m looking forward to reading all your comments and embarking on a new journey with you.

Please note: This term of The Darlington Society is for my first book under my new pen name, Michael King. The novel is NOT suspense but drama. Titled, A Thousand Sleepless Nights.

Questions? Please leave it as a comment and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Coming Soon, The Darlington Society, Open Call for Membership

It’s time for an open call for another season of The Darlington Society.

What is The Darlington Society? It’s my A-team, a group of readers chosen to help me in this writing journey. And in return, they receive some pretty cool benefits as well. You can read all about it on The Darlington Society page. Please take the time to read over it.


Stay tuned because next Monday, 6/18, will be the kick-off of the official open call for membership.

But please note, this season of members will be involved in my new drama novel, A Thousand Sleepless Nights, published under my pen name, Michael King.

Check it out, pray about it, consider it, then watch for the official call!

Questions? Leave a comment.

November 1, The Big Day

Watch for a call for charter members of The Darlington Society tomorrow, November 1. Important details will be given. You won’t want to miss this.

The Darlington Society . . . are you in?

I’m going to be starting something new on November 1. It’s big . . . for me, anyway. It’s exciting . . . hopefully for all those involved. And it’s new . . . to my knowledge, no one else is doing anything like this.

It’s called The Darlington Society and it includes you if you wish to be involved. I hope you do. I want to share this journey with others. A small group of folks interested in why I write, who get my vision, my heart, my passion. I need your help.

Get all the details on The Darlington Society page and look for more updates and a reminder as November 1 draws near.


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