Short Professional Bio
Donna worked as a communications professional before turning to full-time writing. She has authored short stories, essays, and articles in various inspirational and secular publications and lives her dream of writing historical and contemporary fiction.
Writing Christian historical fiction and contemporary suspense with historical elements grew out of her love of history and literature as a young adult. While attending the United World College of the Atlantic—an international college in Wales, Great Britain—she learned to appreciate the classics.
Today, she is still a world traveler, savoring the nuances of cultures and peoples of the world and desiring to show God’s love abounds even in the profoundly difficult seasons of our lives.
Expanded Personal Bio
My true passion for writing came to light at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, Great Britain—an international high school—where I focused on English Literature and discovered my love of the classics by authors such as Jane Austin, William Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens. Their works awakened a desire to write books that spoke to the human spirit.
One of the greatest adventures of my life occurred while doing research on Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and visiting the Brontë parsonage in Haworth, England. While walking the moors on a drizzly day, I happened upon an old man with a cap and a cane whose ancestors knew the Brontës. He delighted me with his stories and captivated my imagination with his words. A copy of Emily’s poem No Coward Soul is Mine sits framed on my desk.
My personal essays, articles, and short stories have appeared in various inspirational publications, including Focus on the Family Magazine, Standard Publishing for Adult Sunday School papers, and LIVE Magazine. Two of my devotionals also appeared in A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters.
In 2015, I self-published Light Out of Darkness, a contemporary Christian suspense novel that revolves around the unique story of faith and valor found in the pre-reformation Christians of the French and Italian Alps known as the Waldensians. The sequel, Undaunted Valor, once again weaves Waldensian history around a contemporary story of intrigue and suspense.
I’ve lived in Colorado for more than thirty years, have been married for thirty-seven years to the same man, and enjoy playing with my grandchildren. My husband and I do ministry at their local church and travel, hike, and kayak as our schedules allow.