After years of diligently fighting my worst enemy – ME – I have chosen to listen to my heart. With pen  laptop in hand, I have begun to seriously write – more specifically, to write this blog and children’s books. At the moment, in addition to a number of Picture Books, one about a distraught hen whose egg yolks have been deemed too yellow, I am also working on a middle grade novel about a chicken who accompanies Marco Polo on his expedition to China. No. I don’t have a chicken fetish, but taking into consideration that I am authoring this blog, I think it’s obvious that I’m finally pushing past being a chicken myself.

jpegBesides writing creatively, I have translated two books from German into English: STELLA POLARIS ULLORIARSUAQ: The Shining Memory of Mother Earth (December 2014) by Sven Nieder, Nomi Baumgartl, Laali Lyberth, and Yatri N. Niehaus – a globally initiated photo and film project that documents breathtaking photos and film footage of illuminated icebergs…

And SACRED FIRE—Shamans and Elders for the World by Sven Nieder and Angela Babel, which is still seeking a publisher for the english version. I also continue to translate articles and website content.

When I’m not writing with my personal trainer and slave-driver Lucy looking over my shoulder, I am mostly being dragged over the hills of Marin County by her and our other black Labrador Retriever, Jazzie.

And Jazzie agreed.

Otherwise, I enjoy reading, skiing in sunshine only, traveling, and simply being. I am also an active member of the San Francisco North & East Bay chapter of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Enough about me now. Thank you for stopping by. If you’d like to regularly join me, you may subscribe to my adventure updates by hitting the cute little follow button in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. I will always have a virtual cup ‘a’ something waiting for you.

Wishing you all the very best today and always ~ Donna

41 Responses to A LOT ABOUT ME

  1. I’ve been fighting ME too. I’m finally enjoying the fact that I’m a writer and there’s nothing anybody can do about it, except for me of course. I look forward to reading your work.


  2. I love when I come across fellow authors! I’m currently working on a YA novel myself. :) By the way, I really loved your 2am creative writing prompt! Congrats on getting Freshly Pressed!!


  3. Maja M says:

    Wow so happy we discovered your blog!
    Will be back for more :)


  4. Lyn says:

    Hi Donna, thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my latest Friday Fictioneer post, “The Nightmare Continues” :-)


  5. Lyn says:

    Well, here we are again :-) Just wanted to thank you Donna, for taking the time to read “His Death – My Peace” and for clicking the “LIKE” button. I’m grateful


  6. Lyn says:

    Hi, you came back :-) Thanks Donna for liking my silly post Isn’t time fun when you’re having flies. I wrote it in response to a writing prompt “Time”.


  7. Lyn says:

    Hi Donna, I’ve nominated you for the WordPress Family Blog Award. To find out more visit my latest post, “Blessings Everyday”.


  8. Lyn says:

    Ooops! It’s 2:00AM here in Oz and I just woke up and realised I forgot to include the Award in my post. It’s there now. I plead a blonde moment even though I’m not blonde :-)


  9. Hi Donna! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! :) Check it out here: http://alexiskrystina.com/2013/04/22/i-got-one-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/


  10. Mocha says:

    I like people that start sentences with ‘But’ I like the interruption of it..the quick change that might comes after it…its life right..
    And you know what there are surprises after but…


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  12. Lyn says:

    Hi Donna, I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award – please see my http://theencouragingscribe.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/sunday-morning-sunshine/ post for details.


  13. Yarrowhouse says:

    I enjoyed your blogs. Thank you for stopping by Yarrowhouse and following.


  14. Well, well, well….who can resist an ABOUT page like this? And to add icing to the frosting, who can not FOLLOW when there is the promise of “Something Writerly This Way Comes?” LOVE THAT! And Dawg Daze as well – – what a cute little slave driver!
    Take care,
    ps. Is that a glacier in Alaska on top of this page?
    pps. Thanks for the follow on my blog
    ppps Congrats on the upcoming nuptials of your daughter
    pspsps Nothing more. Just wondering how patient you were! ;-)


  15. thatssojacob says:

    Just tuned in – I like what I see. Come hang out with me at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com :) thanks, have a great day!


  16. Don Royster says:

    I understand you have a bad case of archery-itis. Unfortunately I don’t think there is a cure for it. Course you have a lot of great predecessors. I am thinking Cupid and Robin Hood. Hey, Cupid, Robin Hood and Donna. Sounds like the Three Musketeers. By the way, great looking Labs. Also a tip of the hat to your blog. Just wanted to stop by and say hey.


  17. Don Royster says:

    I just want to thank you for following my blog. Seems that I have cornered the market on meaninglessness. The competition is awfully stiff. But I am giving it a run for the money. So enjoy.


  18. Don Royster says:

    I heard about the earthquake in your area. Hope all is well with you.


  19. Don Royster says:

    Let me urge you to join me in WordPress’s campaign for internet neutrality. Thanks.


  20. likeitiz says:

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. After perusing through your various pages, I thought, wow, i’d like to do this someday. It must be so much fun! One day. One day. One day.

    Love the look and read about your dogs. We have a goofy Dane. Preceded by a lovable lab who has hied off to dog heaven.


  21. I just nominated you for the Encouraging Thunder award: https://erichmichaels.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/69/


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