About Donna

Donna Wichelman

Short Professional Bio

Donna worked as a communications professional before turning to full-time writing. Her short stories, essays, and articles have appeared in various inspirational and secular publications, and she has two self-published books available on Amazon.com.

Weaving history and faith into stories of intrigue and redemption 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, U.K.

She still loves to explore the peoples and cultures of the world and views her writing as a ministry, developing plots that show how God’s love abounds even in the profoundly difficult circumstances of our lives. Her stories reflect the hunger in all of us for love, forgiveness, and belonging in a world that often withholds second chances.

 

Expanded Personal Bio

Donna’s true passion for writing came to light at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, Great Britain—an international high school—where she focused on English Literature and discovered her love of the classics by authors such as Jane Austin, William Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens. Their works awakened a passion to write books that spoke to the human spirit.

One of the greatest adventures of her 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, she happened upon an old man with a cap and a cane whose ancestors knew the Brontës. He delighted her with his stories and captivated her imagination with his words. A copy of Emily’s poem No Coward Soul is Mine sits framed on her desk.

Donna WichelmanHer 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 her devotionals also appeared in A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters.

In 2015, she 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.

Donna has lived in Colorado for more than thirty years and has been married for thirty-seven years to the same man, and enjoys playing with her grandchildren. She and her husband do ministry at their local church and travel, hike, and kayak when they can.