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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.


I remember…Bandita Booty !

Thanks everyone for visiting the blog on Tuesday.  Funny how those Christmas themed windows from our childhood made such an impression!  The winner of the prize of an ebook of Bound By Moonlight, or Whisky Laird’s Bed or an autographed copy of Victoria Alexander’s latest goes to …. Rachann Mayer!!!!! Congratulations!  Now I need you to go to my website  www.DonnaMacMeans.com  and tell me your choice and leave your contact information. Merry Christmas Y’all!


I Remember When…

I remember when department stores would decorate their windows for Christmas…not to sell the latest fashion or piece of jewelry…but to remind children of the magic of Christmas.  Yeah – I’m that old They don’t do that anymore in Columbus, Ohio.  Do they do that in your town? Recently I was in New York City, the marketing mecca of the east coast, and was thrilled to discover that some stores still carry on that tradition.  Even though I was there in the middle of November – a whole two weeks past Halloween which has become the equivalent of cutting the
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Bandita Booty

LOUISA CORNELL – Come on down! You’re the winner of the November 23rd blog.  You have your choice of the LAIRD by Grace Burrowes or one of my ebooks.  Let me know your preference by going to www.DonnaMacMeans.com. Thanks everyone for stopping by!  


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