On October 10, 2012, after years of fighting my worst enemy – ME – I chose to listen to my heart. With
pen and paper laptop in hand, I made the decision to publicly call myself a writer beginning with the establishment of this blog, thereby dedicating myself to stepping out into the world with my children’s books, poetry, essays – just about anything my muse throws at me when I show up and put my butt in the chair with the intention to write.
She’s done a good job so far, too. In addition to a number of picture book stories, one about an egg-straordinary Scottish hen who shows egg-ceptional pluck when a persnickety tourist deems her eggs inedible, I have written a middle grade novel about a chicken who accompanies Marco Polo on his expedition to China. No. I don’t have a poultry fetish, but considering that I am authoring this blog and you are reading it, I think I’m finally pushing past being a chicken myself.
Besides writing creatively, I have translated this stunning book from German into English: STELLA POLARIS ULLORIARSUAQ: The Shining Memory of Mother Earth (December 2014) by
When I’m not writing with my personal trainer/slave-driver Lucy looking over my shoulder, I am being dragged over the hills of the San Francisco Bay area by her and our other black Labrador Retriever, Jazzie (in puppy heaven as of 12.10.16).
Otherwise, I enjoy reading, skiing in sunshine, traveling, and simply being. I have recently served on the Bay Area Book Festival’s children’s programming advisory council and am presently the Marin County Co-Coordinator of the San Francisco North & East Bay region of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators,
Enough about me. Thank you for stopping by. If you’d like to regularly join me, you may subscribe to my adventurous 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