Author Archives: Donna Maloy, Author

About Donna Maloy, Author

Captivating romantic suspense. History, mystery, and sometimes... a little touch of fantasy.

TeenWriter Tuesday: Making It Work as a Writer While You’re Still in School

Wisconsin teenager Amy Zhang played tennis after school. She went out with friends and did homework. She also wrote a book. A very good book called Falling Into Place. She was 16 when she found an agent who sold it … Continue reading

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TeenWriter: The #WeWriteBooks Contest is almost here!

I just found out about this and couldn’t wait for TeenWriter Tuesday to tell you! The #WeWriteBooks Contest will open NEXT WEDNESDAY, September 14. Submissions may be made from September 14 through September 28 OR UNTIL THEY GET 300 ENTRIES. So hurry … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: Three Tips for the Price of One

Today’s three tips provide some dead-on great advice about Your VOICE PITCHing your book STRIKING THE HEART of your reader The advice comes from Chris Keeslar, who’s been a leading industry professional for over 20 years. Keeslar started editing romance for Dorchester Publishing, where … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: 4th Graders, Families and Teachers Get FREE Admission to National Parks

Explore ancient dwellings!   FREE See a waterfall taller than a building!   FREE   Fourth graders, take your family along! Teachers, download activity guides and send your whole fourth grade class! EVERY KID IN A PARK This is a terrific … Continue reading

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TeenWriter Tuesday: Teen Playwright’s Debut

During her junior year in high school, Emma Q. Baxter wrote a coming-of-age comedy for the Paula Vogel Mentors Project, a fellowship program run by Philadelphia Young Playwrights. The project pairs aspiring student playwrights  with a professional playwright mentor for one year. Emma wrote … Continue reading

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