About Donna Hall:
Donna Hall was born in Los Angeles, California where her father owned an aircraft parts manufacturing plant. She later moved to Northwest Arkansas and grew-up on a farm where she had lots of different animals for her friends. Donna graduated from the local schools then went on to attend the University of Arkansas majoring in the Fine Arts.
After raising two children, Donna decided to go back to school in 2002. She not only maintained a 3.85 GPA, but she received multiple awards for her work in oil painting. One of her works remains on permanent exhibit as “Outstanding Quality and Variety of the Artists from all over Texas”.
She now resides in Frisco, Texas where she works for the after school extension programs.
What inspires you to write?
My illustrations and theme of “Adventures With Andy & Susie” were inspired from working with the Special Needs children of the Transportation Department in Frisco, Texas.
Tell us about your writing process.
I started with a year of making thumb-nail sketches and getting a story-line to ‘travel’ from one page to the next. And then making a story meaningful and inspirational to young readers. The future is theirs, so study hard, have good morals, and make it a better world. The future is a wonderful place to be a part of.
What advice would you give other writers?
Is your story-line worth while?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Being a fully illustrated story book, I knew it had to be ‘coffee table’ quality. I knew before starting out that the book had to be physically beautiful
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I honestly think that POD will be taking over the ‘text written’ only books. But the photo books, illustrated book and any book that would fall under “coffee table” books; these books have to be printed by high quality printers. That is a must. I tried the POD my book as an experiment. The quality was so bad that they went to the trash immediately. . . the second I saw them. Then I went straight to looking for “coffee table” quality. I never looked back.
What genres do you write?: Young readers and bed-time cuddle-time.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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