About

DeloresAbout Delores:

Delores grew up in Washington and Oregon but also spent adult years in western Canada. Grade school teachers encouraged her writing gifts and she loves to help other writers now. She completed college degrees with the help of scholarships and interesting jobs. Many summers she worked for the Forest Service in the U.S. and Canada. She enjoys wild life, making jewelry (even using porcupine quills), and gives convincing moose calls. Her home is now in Minnesota.

Today Delores is a college teacher, speaker, freelance writer with over 330 publications, and editor and publisher. Her writings are found in Aglow, Angels on Earth, Today’s Christian, Family Life Today, the Minnesota Christian Chronicle (later the Christian Examiner and now Refreshed Magazine), Guidepost and James Stuart Bell Anthologies, and more.

Use the “Books & CDs” link to order her printed children’s books and for the read-aloud CDs, use the “Contact” link. To order e-books, use the website Home page. She’s writing her fourth novel and finaled and semi-finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis contests in 2011 and 2013, plus earning bronze in the 2012 and 2014 Frasier national writing contest. Delores is talking with an excellent agency considering her books.”

Books: Besides her popular true children’s book, Whoosh, she has a beautifully illustrated rhymed children’s adventures, Little Big Chief: The Bear Hunt where Little Chief tames his enemy in ways that will surprise you, and its stand-alone sequel, Little Chief and Ogopogo based on a frequently-observed North American lake creature with more eye-witness accounts than the Loch Ness monster. Her newest is Woodsy, the Wonder Bear, an e-book set in Minnesota of an orphan bear brought to a zoo who delights children there and finds a way to live free adventures, too. Contact Delores for signed copies or read-aloud CDs. She has now begun writing novels and is completing her fourth.

Other publications: Articles, books, poems, songs, curriculum, videos, seminars, and more total over 350 currently including 61 articles in the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, later The Christian Examiner, (now Refreshed Magazine).

Delores has spent over three months on missions in Colombia, South America and five two to three-week missions throughout the Philippines from 2008 through 2015, including time in Indonesia, South Korea, Macau, and Singapore. She has spoken and taught in Europe and led six groups to Israel.

Professional Interests and Affiliations

Creative Writing:
Poems, Stories, Articles published by Aglow, Angels on Earth, Guideposts, the Christian Reader, Family Life Today, Journal of English Linguistics, the Gathering, The Tamarack, MN Christian Chronicle (now Refreshed Magazine), and more.

Archaeology:
Israel: Hands-on experience with Biblical Resources Study Center near Jerusalem, and digs in Baal Hazor, Galilee, and the valley of Rephaim. Also–dating, reassembling, and displaying artifacts, etc.

Contact Delores with questions or requests: @delorestopliff.com


What Others Are Saying:

“She is a one woman college.”
Rev. Milton Vereide, son of Abraham Vereide, founder of the U.S. Presidential Prayer Breakfasts, who introduced Corrie ten Boom to U.S. churches.

“Delores is a “Renaissance Woman.”
Dr. Charles Aling, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN

“Delores’ skill in writing prose and poetry is exemplified in her teaching style; her message shows life relevance today.”
Joyce Erickson, President Emeritus, Maranatha College, Brooklyn Park, MN

“Delores looks you right in the eye.  Her windows are open and the lights are on.”
60’s International Rock Star and Christian singer, Barry “Eve of Destruction,” Bull Frogs and Butterflies,” McGuire

“Delores hears the prophetic songs of heaven, then pens and teaches them on earth.” 
Rev. Bill Johnson, VP, Christian International School of Ministry, Santa Rosa, FL