I love storytelling. I've written hundreds of poems and songs, performed in theater and at local festivals, and I've written numerous short stories and tales. I've also authored many books. My work has appeared in newspapers and in publications by the American Collegiate Poets and the National Library of Poetry.

My first published book, A Natural History of the Nipomo Mesa Region, enjoyed local success and garnered positive reviews. Fathers of Edenville is my first novel.

I've lived in many rural areas throughout the state before settling in the Santa Maria and Orcutt area of Santa Barbara County, California where I attended Allan Hancock College. Myself and my husband, Dan, raised two sons, Ira and Ian, and we enjoy spending time with our three grandchildren.

When I'm not at my desk writing, I'm gardening, visiting the local coffee hangout, or hiking the trails near my home.

Welcome to my world of words! It's a place where I feel at home, where I find answers to my questions, and solve important problems and issues for the day. Words are my anchor, my tool, and my art. I love storytelling. Most of all, I love sharing it with you!


Corrine Ardoin

Fathers of Edenville

Available from Black Rose Writing

and other fine book sellers

(paperback, ebook and audio).


Introducing my newest book,


A story of friendship, unrequited love, and family in a rural, mountain community. Secrecy, death, and the impact of war and infidelity are faced with trepidation and courage. It is a test that some will not survive.

The heroine in the story, Sylvia Sumner, has lost her way in life. She is aided by her best friend and the story’s hero, Tucker Stewart. He shows her the only way to one’s best self and their rightful place in the world is to forgive. They have both held on to their imagined fathers, unwilling to accept the truth about the men they have idolized. In the end, Tucker learns this great lesson and is by Sylvia's side, lending her the strength to face her own father and set him free at last.

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