About D. C. Donahue:
I spent most of my grade school days in SW Philadelphia during the wonder years. We moved to its western suburbs just prior to H.S. where I met and married my wife, Nancy. We raised four children and currently have seven grandchildren who were the inspiration behind writing…’A Glimpse from Christmas Past” So follow your dreams!
I attended Catholic grade school (Most Blessed Sacrament through mid 7th grade graduating from St. Andrews in Drexel Hill, Pa). I graduated from Upper Darby High School class of 74 and attended St. Joseph’s University. I got the bug to write after taking an English Comp and Literature course at that time. My wife and I still live, work, play and pray in the same community we raised our four children.
I am a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators), as well as, ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). My first book, “A Glimpse from Christmas Past,” is a delightful holiday story that captures the magic and the true meaning of Christmas. It is a book the whole family can enjoy and will cherish for years to come.
My latest book “Keira in the Mirror,” was published earlier this year. We all take pause when we catch sight of ourselves in a shop window, mirror etc… Keira is a most curious child and this story is about her journey of self discovery through her reflection everyday objects.
We hope that both books find a place in your hearts, homes and bookshelves. Thanking you in advance.
What inspires you to write?
I am mostly inspired by my family especially, my grandchildren.
Tell us about your writing process.
I develop and idea and try to research if it is something new to tell or a different twist on an old idea. I am a fly by the seat of your pants writer and not so much in developing story boards. The illustrative work comes from my vision of the written work.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Not usually but maybe I should start!
What advice would you give other writers?
If you love writing and particularly have a knack for developing and tell story than follow your dream. Who knows you may someday write the next big block buster or more likely not but have passion for your work.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Well that’s an interesting question as my first book was a Christmas story I wrote to surprise my family and mainly my grandchildren. When I first read it to my three oldest they were quiet at first and then in unison said Pop-pop that was awesome and you should share that with the world… I learned a lot about the ins and outs, ups and downs, do’s and don’t’s in the processes along the way.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope there is always a market for books in general. I can’t imagine world with no bookstores, libraries, collecting not only first editions… but signed first editions. I also love the smell of a newly printed page, glancing over in details the illustrations especially, in regards to YA and children’s books.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Children’s, Family & Traditions, Holidays, Christmas, Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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