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Donna meets her writing idol, Diana Gabaldon, at HNS 2013

Donna meets her writing idol, Diana Gabaldon, at HNS 2013


Recent honors:

THE COMPETITION honored as an Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society

PORTRAIT OF A CONSPIRACY now a current finalist in Foreword Magazine’s Best Book of the Year Award

PORTRAIT OF A CONSPIRACY awarded 5 Stars by Readers' Favorites

The King's Agent honored as a "Finalist" in the "Fiction: Historical" category of the USA Book News Best Books of the Year Contest

The King's Agent: New England Book Festival Honorable Mention Awardee

To Serve a King: Finalist: USA Book News Best Books of the Year 2011

Upcoming appearances:

To Be Announced

Donna's Previous Major Appearances include:

Writer's Digest Annual Conference
August 12-14, 2016
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

Hollihock Writers Conference
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Star Store Campus
715 Purchase St
New Bedford, MA
August 21-23, 2015
Friday, August 21: 2:00 pm reading from The King's Agent
Friday, August 21: 5:00 pm workshop: Selling Commercial Fiction: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Saturday, August 22: 2:00 pm workshop: Putting the History in Historical Fiction

Newburyport Literary Festival, 
Newburyport, Massachusetts
April 24-25, 2015

Historical Novel Society Conference
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Denver, Colorado
June 26-28, 2015
Two workshops: Selling Historical Fiction: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous, and 
Art and Artists in Historical Fiction: The special challenges of writing about art and artists in HF

Rhode Island Author Expo 
November 8, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Warwick Civic Center, 100 Factory Street, West Warwick, RI
Free Admission
Book signing throughout the day; check back for specific time of speech

American Association of University Women Author's Luncheon, April 2013, Middletown RI

Big Book Getaway, Mohegan Sun, Sponsored by the Mark Twain House, February 2014, Uncasville CT

Historical Novel Society, June 2013, St. Petersburg, FL

RT Booklovers Convention, May 2013, Kansas City, KS

National Organization of Italian American Women, November 2013, Massachusetts

Mount Holyoke College, Write Angles Conference, October 2013, Mount Holyoke MA

RIRW, February 2012, Cumberland, RI

Delta Kappa Gamma, Keynote Speaker, Fall Conference, October 2010, Rhode Island College

Donna is pleased to announce new representation with the Marshal Lyon Agency

Donna is currently at work on her most ambitious project yet: a trilogy of a secret society of women whose lives chronicle the emergence of the female Renaissance artist and who become involved with assassinations, cold-blooded murder, and religious fanatics, set in the birthplace of the Renaissance, the magnificent and turbulent Florence, Italy.

Visit Donna's stops on her most recent virtual tour for The King's Agent to read reviews, interviews, and guest blog posts.

Tuesday, February 28th: Review at Unabridged Chick
Wednesday, February 29th: Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, March 1st: Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
Friday, March 2nd: Author Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Monday, March 5th: Review at Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, March 6th: Review at The Owl Bookmark Blog
Thursday, March 8th: Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Reflections of a Bookaholic
Friday, March 9th: Review at Luxury Reading
Monday, March 12th: Author Guest Post & Giveaway at The Owl Bookmark Blog
Tuesday, March 13th: Review at Reflections of a Bookaholic 
Thursday, March 15th: Review at Historical Fiction Review 
Friday, March 16th: Review at The Book Garden
Monday, March 19th: Review at Jenny Loves to Read
Tuesday, March 20th: Author Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair
Thursday, March 22nd: Review & Giveaway at The Bookworm
Friday, March 23rd: Author Guest Post at Jenny Loves to Read
Monday, March 26th: Review at To Read or Not to Read
Tuesday, March 27th: Review at A Bookish Affair
Thursday, March 29th: Author Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Friday, March 30th: Author Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Monday, April 2nd: Review at Let Them Read Books
Tuesday, April 3rd: Author Interview & Giveaway at Tanzanite's Castle Full of Books
Thursday, April 5th: Review at The Broke and the Bookish,
Review at The Maiden’s Court
Friday, April 6th: Review at The Eclectic Reader
Monday, April 9th:  Review at Tanzanite's Castle Full of Books
Tuesday, April 10th: Review at Medieval Bookworm
Thursday, April 12th: Author Interview at The Eclectic Reader
Friday, April 13th: Author Guest Post at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf 
Monday, April 16th: Review at Bippity Boppity Book
Tuesday, April 17th: Review at Books, Belles & Beaux
Thursday, April 19th: Review at Life in the Thumb
Friday, April 20th: Author Guest Post at Books, Belles & Beaux
Monday, April 23rd: Review at CelticLady's Reviews
Tuesday, April 24th: Review at Reading the Past
Thursday, April 26th: Author Interview at The True Book Addict
Friday, April 27th: Author Guest Post at CelticLady's Reviews
Monday, April 30th: Review at The True Book Addict
Tuesday, May 1st: Author Guest Post at Historical Tapestry 
Thursday, May 3rd: Review at Historical Tapestry
Friday, May 4th:
Review at Just One More Paragraph


Learn more about the author and the story behind the story of
To Serve a King, through these intriguing interviews and guest blogs:

Pittsburgh Examiner
All Things Historical
Passages to the Past
North Kingstown Patch

Follow these links to interviews and guest blogs for
The Courtier’s Secret

Muse Interrupted
Author Exchange Blog
A Book Blogger’s Diary
Lori Brighton
Fresh Fiction
Number One Novels

Visit Donna's blog appearances
for The Secret of the Glass:

Muse Interrupted
Royal Reviews
Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table Event
The Burton Review
Enchanted by Josephine
Hist-Fic Chick
Historically Obsessed
The Maiden’s Court
Passages to the Past
All Things Royal
Romance Crush Junkies
Historical Novel Review: Featured Author of the Week
Romance Dish