I’ve never meet Donna but I sure hope I do one day. She’s generous, compassionate and kind. Find out for yourself!
What is your personal connection to the military or what is the reason you chose to support Authors4Veterans?
My grandfather, my father, my uncle, and my husband all served in the military and all during wartime. I honor them as well as all veterans and those serving today by supporting Authors4Veterans.
Thank you to your family for their service. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you’re from, where you live? Do you have one of those day-jobs?
I’m a Jersey girl born and bred. I’ve lived in different areas of New Jersey all my life and I’ve finally settled on the beautiful Jersey Shore and love it! Morning walks along the beach does wonders for creativity. I’ve been a published author for nearly thirty years and my day job is my writing. I feel blessed to be doing work I love!
Morning walks sound awesome. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters of the opposite sex?
Whether male or female, characters in general can be difficult, since you think you know them and all of a sudden they do something you don’t expect. That means taking a closer look at your characters and seeing what you missed and how that’s going to effect the plot. I’ve had characters come to me in dreams and tell me it’s just not working for them and I need to make changes. Surprisingly, it has always worked out for the better.
I agree with you on characters telling you “it’s not me, it’s you!” What would you choose as your specialty if you were in the military?
Military strategy is what I would choose. I sometimes send my Highland warriors into battle and I like laying out a plan and seeing how best to conquer the enemy. It always fascinates me when I watch a film where they show a large table, the top a map, and troops of soldiers/warriors, ships, archers (depending on the time period) and how they intend to move them toward victory.
I think that’s fascinating too. Do you have anything you would like to say to our members of the military and their families?
Thank you does not seem adequate to say to members of the military and their families for all they give and do. I want them to know how much I appreciative the sacrifices they all make and that they are forever in my prayers.
You can find out more about Donna and her fabulous books on the web.