Author: Donna Maloy, Author

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

Pandemic frustration

Even introverts are having trouble coping with this pandemic. For those of us who love eating out, visiting with friends and family, and writing in that special, quiet location… well, it isn’t fun. And for me it isn’t very productive. I’m trying. I’ve almost got my entry for Dragonblade Publishing’s historical novel contest ready to…

Award Nomination

One of my Works-In-Progress was nominated for the Joan Lowery Nixon Award at the 2016 Houston SCBWI conference. The winner will be selected by author Joy Preble (It Wasn’t Always Like This) and will get a year’s mentorship from Joy. Fingers and toes crossed! SCBWI stands for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Houston regional conference, on October…

Cover Reveal!

I’m so happy to announce the new cover for CELIA AND THE WOLF is finally finished. Isn’t it brilliant? And scary? I think Middle Grade readers will enjoy it as much as the five-star story inside. (Check out the great reviews HERE.) And it’s just in time for Halloween! For those of you who haven’t read…

Presentation at Bay Area Writers League

I was so happy to be invited back for the third time to B.A.W.L. (don’t you just love that acronym?), the Bay Area Writers League. Note: this isn’t the San Francisco Bay Area but the Galveston Bay Area, a lot further south and much hotter!) It’s a great group of diverse writers — scifi, horror,…

Have you been to Riveted?

Riveted is a new website/booksite/community from Simon and Schuster. Riveted is described as an online community for anyone that loves (or, dare we say, is addicted to?) young adult fiction! Here at Riveted, you’re able to discover new YA reads, read books for free on your computer, tablet, or phone, get a behind the scenes…

2016 Crystal Kite Awards Announced

Originally posted on Writing and Illustrating:
The Winners of the 2016 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards: Congratulations to all this year’s winners and my friends: Laurie Wallmark, April Chu, Kat Yeh, Elisa Wheeler, and Don Tate. Atlantic (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland) Laurie Wallmark, illustrated by April Chu – Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books) ? New York…

I think I’m back…

In mid-March, I had major surgery on my ankle. They replaced a dead bone (!) and then fused the joint with a rod (about 8-inches long!) that goes from the bottom of my foot up into the hollow center of the tibia. There are two stabilizing pins, too. Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.…