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All About Donna MacMeans

For the first four months of the year, I’m a mild-mannered certified public accountant with a small tax practice. But come April 16th, I rip off the green eyeshade and transform into an impassioned writer of sexy historical romance novels, paranormals and romantic suspense. I live in Central Ohio with my wonderful husband of many, many years. My two adult children live close by with visiting dogs, fish, and even a pet snail named Killer. When I’m not knee deep in tax returns, or typing away on another manuscript, I’m active in several writing organizations. Every now and then, I break out my acrylic paints or pastels for a different creative venue, but of the two, I find writing to be not quite as messy. I love to cook (but hate to clean up). My desserts have a reputation of always incorporating chocolate and alcohol in some intoxicating fashion.

I started writing fiction in 1996. Although I loved to read historical romance, the thought of research was too intimidating for me to attempt. I wrote two contemporary romantic suspense novels – one of which was eventually published by Samhain publications under the pen name Donna Richards (it’s about a CPA, go figure).

My third manuscript, The Education of Mrs. Brimley, won the coveted Golden Heart medallion for Best Long Historical Manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America ® in 2006. Penguin Books, Berkley Sensation imprint, purchased that book and launched my published author career.

My books have been translated in Japanese, Dutch, and Norwegian. They’ve won multiple awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Historical Love & Laughter, the Aspen Gold and More Than Magic. They’ve been finalists for the Maggies, the Holt Medallion, the Lories, the Prism, and Book Buyers Best. I’ve presented workshops to various chapters of RWA, Sisters in Crime, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.


Unexpected Booty :)

Thanks for sharing your unexpected pleasures with me last week. The winner for a download of The Whiskey Laird’s Bed is…. Kathy Heare Watts!!!! Kathy, please contact me at www.DonnaMacMeans.com with your contact infomation and the device you use to read on.  I’ll get a download out to you ASAP. Thanks everyone!


Unexpected Pleasures

Sunday morning I came downstairs to move the wash into the dryer and do a quick check on email, when my daughter told me to look outside.  There stood two beautiful bucks with antlers, nibbling away at the zebra grass at the edge of our lawn.  I didn’t think to grab my camera, but honestly, they didn’t stay all that long.  I think my voice may have spooked them.  While the antlers on “my” bucks were flatter and more horizontal than this photo from the Morguefile  - you get the idea.  I was so delighted with the surprise gift from
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Whisky Laird Booty

Thanks so much for celebrating my release of THE WHISKY LAIRD’S BED.  The winners of a free download are: Amy Conley and Kim Congratulations! I’ll need an email address to send the download, so if you could visit me at www.DonnaMacMeans.com and send your info, I’ll send the Whisky Laird right back at you Thanks everyone for playing along with me.


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  • The Whisky Laird's Bed
  • A Perfect Trade final
  • The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
  • BOund by Moonlight
  • Cross Springs In Bloom BN
  • A SEALs Kiss
  • Sentinel_Final
  • NaughtyVegasNights Cover
  • Vanished final Bestselling w quote
  • Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00036]
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  • A Cowboy in Her Stocking
  • A Grosvenor Square Christmas
  • A Perfect Distraction
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  • Kick Start
  • Close to the Edge final front only
  • Love in the Land of Lakes
  • historical romantic thrillers box 1
  • bigler county box 2
  • The Patrician final 800 by 500 (3)
  • Mad About the Earl
  • Deadly Little Lies
  • Heiress in Love
  • Deadly Little Secrets
  • The Hitman's Holiday, final
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