Donna L. Turello, Writer Contest Wins
 




Writer


Children's Fiction
Romance
Women's Fiction


Stories with Character TM

 





     
WELCOME
You'd think with an M.A. in English Lit with a concentration in Medieval/Renaissance Lit, and a minor in Psychology, I'd write Medieval/Renaissance romances or mysteries or somesuch. Well, I don't.

I write pretty much everything else: flash fiction; short stories; novels; and I'm now dipping my toes into the screenwriting sea. Current projects include mainstream women's and YA novels. I've also drafted a couple of MG novels, and picture books.

I can't say which I prefer. For me, it's just all about the story. And some stories are flashes of light, while others a long and very winding road.

I'm a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I used to be a member of RWA, until I realized I wasn't writing romances, even though there's romance in my mainstream fiction. Even my children's books. (Age-appropriate, I swear.) It's just that romances are all about the romance, while my stories are all about the journey. (And what a journey it's been.)

And starting off the new year, I'm proud to announce my short story Independence Day, which honorable mentioned in the Saturday Evening Post's annual fiction contest, has been published in the Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post 2015!


Looking to share reciprocal links, or some free advertising for your book/s? I've started a small online-only ad magazine--you can check out the details over at my other website, An Enchanted Holiday. I've got one going for home businesses around holiday and seasonal books/crafts, but am open to putting together another just for writing, if I get enough interest.

 










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