About Donna

Multi award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine’s creative side laid dormant for many years until her desire to write sparked in 2007. With four early reader children’s picture books to her credit, A Sandy Grave (January 2014), Powder Monkey (May 2013), Hockey Agony (January 2013) and The Golden Pathway (August 2010) and a fifth book in the publishing pipeline with Guardian Angel Publis... More
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11/22/2016Happy Thanksgiving - Be #Thankful (0 Comments )
I'm a few days early, since I do not plan on being on social media during the Thanksgiving weekend, but rather to savor each and every moment and to enjoy the company of friends and family in realtime.  For many years now I've been making a... Read the rest of this post
11/16/2016SCBWI 2016 Winter Reading List ~ Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters (0 Comments )
 Dee and Deb's travels continue... Their latest stop... SCBWI 2016 Winter Reading List <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ... Read the rest of this post
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1. A Sandy Grave (Hardcover)
    Author: Donna M. McDIne
    Illustrator: Julie Hammond
    Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
Ages 9-12 11/24/2014
Donna tagged as: I wrote , whale poachers , whale poachers children's book , beach , summer , friendship , Donna M. McDine , Julie Hammond
34 Reviews  
2. Powder Monkey (Hardcover)
    Author: Donna M. McDIne
    Illustrator: K. C. Snider
    Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
Ages 9-12 2/1/2014
Donna tagged as: I wrote , Donna McDine , children's book , historical fiction , powder monkey , Royal Navy
29 Reviews  
3. Hockey Agony (Paperback)
    Author: Donna M. McDIne
    Illustrator: Julie Hammond
    Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
Ages 9-12 2/1/2014
Donna tagged as: I wrote , Donna M. McDine , hockey , children's book , peer pressure , bullying , sports
22 Reviews  
4. The Golden Pathway (Hardcover)
    Author: Donna M. McDIne
    Illustrator: K. C. Snider
    Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
All Ages 3/11/2011
Donna said: Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David ...more
tags: The Golden Pathway , Donna M. McDine , K.C. Snider , The Underground Railroad , historical fiction
69 Reviews  
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Comment by Rhonda Fischer on 5/20/2011 at 2:22 PM:
Just got back from my New York Tour and my TV Morning Shows! It was great and things are getting very interesting. I have Randy Kazandy Festivals lined up in many states!
Comment by Nancy Stewart on 10/20/2010 at 11:26 AM:
Hello, Donna,
Yes, it's fun to see you on JacketFlap. Congratulations on the tour!
Comment by Connie Arnold on 9/9/2010 at 11:08 AM:
Hi Donna, looking forward to meeting you soon!
Comment by Roz Alley on 9/4/2010 at 6:53 AM:
I'm happy to be your friend on JacketFlap! Cute picture of you on the red sofa…… I'm currently illustrating a book about children dealing with the loss of their grandpa, and all the good things they remember!
Comment by Rhonda Fischer on 6/21/2010 at 9:35 AM:
I am on my second printing with Randy Kaznady and just hooked up with a whippersnapper of an agent in NYC who will be sending my book out to big publishers this week. I am starting a Randy Kazandy Times Magazine and am looking for illustrators that complement my illustrator for Randy Kazandy.
P... more
Comment by Penny Ehrenkranz on 5/6/2010 at 5:36 PM:
Congratulations on reaching 100 followers on your blog!
Comment by Rhonda Fischer on 2/24/2010 at 2:29 PM:
Not sure I wrote this twice but Randy Kazandy is also at Guardian Angel Publishing. I love that company and it is very easy to work with.
Good luck with your book.
Comment by Rhonda Fischer on 2/24/2010 at 2:24 PM:
Hi Donna,
The Laura Bush event was wonderful. Laura is such a witty person and she is a Randy Kazandy fan. I met up with Jobson Optical who now carry the Randy Kazandy book and Essilor Foundation were all wonderful to work with. At the event they gave 1000 free eye exams, gave kids who couldn't... more
Comment by Rhonda Fischer on 2/18/2010 at 3:57 PM:
Hi Donna,
I also write for 24 online chronicles and review books for the San Francisco/Sacramento book reviews. They are going through big changes right now and we hold our breath each month. Lots going on!
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 12/18/2009 at 6:13 PM:
Happy Holidays, Donna!
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 12/18/2009 at 12:36 PM:
I hope you have a great holiday!
Comment by Penny Ehrenkranz on 11/15/2009 at 6:44 PM:
Hi Donna, thanks for adding me.
Comment by Soda . on 10/21/2009 at 11:00 AM:
Comment by Jennifer Swanson on 9/4/2009 at 3:31 PM:
Congratulations, Donna! I can't wait to read it!
Comment by Dixie Phillips on 8/24/2009 at 9:56 AM:
I didn't know you are a twin. That's sooo neat... I bet you could write a children's series about that. ;-) I'll be the first in line to buy an autographed copy.
Comment by Dixie Phillips on 8/23/2009 at 8:25 AM:
The picture of my husband and I was at our oldest daughter's wedding last year. He had a kidney transplant just one month TO THE DAY before... We were so thankful and still are!
Comment by Tom Hannah on 8/15/2009 at 4:46 PM:
Thanks Donna- Positive comments are so nice to hear. Our best to you Tom and Tess
Comment by Terrie Hope on 6/26/2009 at 6:10 AM:
Hi Donna, Glad we could meet up again here. I look forward to keeping in touch here.

Comment by Alan Jordan on 6/12/2009 at 12:06 AM:

I'm looking forward to our next interview. I've got lots of interesting things to tell you.

Comment by Doug Jones on 6/11/2009 at 7:49 AM:
Hi Donna, I am happy you like my illustrations! Keep in touch!

~ Doug
Comment by Lorraine Florido on 6/10/2009 at 3:46 PM:
'Cheer each other on'? Count me in!
Comment by Karen Cioffi on 5/14/2009 at 4:50 PM:
That's funny - I thought you knew who I was.
And, WOW, we're almost neighbors.
Comment by Karen Cioffi on 5/14/2009 at 4:16 PM:
Hi, Donna,

Post a reminder about the reviews on your site at the VBT group.

Comment by Beverly McClure on 5/14/2009 at 2:37 PM:
Oh, my. I forgot Children's Book Week was coming up. Thanks for the reminder.
Comment by Donna McDine on 5/14/2009 at 11:11 AM:
Stop by Write What Inspires You! http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com to celebrate Children’s Book Week with featured book reviews, May 16-19. The Locket, Bubba & Giganto, Rattlesnake Jam, Waiting to See the Principal.
Comment by Beverly McClure on 5/8/2009 at 3:00 PM:
Will check on them. Blog tours are so much fun. Thanks, Donna.
Comment by Donna McDine on 5/8/2009 at 10:53 AM:
Visit a variety of authors through VBT - Writers on the Move at http://vbt-writersonthemove.blogspot.com Ask questions and they'll respond
Comment by Laura Dawn Sky on 5/7/2009 at 6:11 AM:
Hi Donna, thank you for your lovely comment on my images, and thank you for the friends invite too.
Comment by Laura Dawn Sky on 5/7/2009 at 5:45 AM:
Hi Donna, your magazine is doing great, if you need any 3d images or poems for your magazine, feel free to take a look at my proflie.
Thanks Laura.
Comment by jack foster on 3/22/2009 at 2:31 PM:
Hi Donna, Thanks for leaving a comment on my "sea turtle". It's great running into you all over the place. :)
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 3/14/2009 at 10:49 AM:
To Donna,
I like your photos. They are cute!...Congratulations on your contract with Guardian Angel Publishing!!! That must make you feel great... I am almost done with the first draft of a 64 paged resource book for homeschoolers who want to write poetry. Maybe GAP is the publisher for m... more
Comment by jack foster on 3/13/2009 at 4:25 PM:
I checked out the article about your work on the CWIM websites. Great stuff. Very enlightning and inspiring.
Comment by kit grady on 3/11/2009 at 11:00 AM:
Congrats on acceptance of new book. You will enjoy working with GAP.
Comment by Tom Hannah on 3/8/2009 at 3:56 PM:
Hi Donna-thanks for the comment about the pictures from our book and thanks for the add as a friend. Tom and Tess
Comment by jack foster on 2/26/2009 at 4:39 PM:
Hi Donna,
Congrats on having your manuscript accepted by guardian angel. I was just recently introduced to them and am awaiting comments on some illustrations that I have sent them. Keep on writing!
Comment by Dawn Phillips on 2/25/2009 at 10:26 AM:

I'm tickled pink for you, it's February you know! You so deserve it.
Way to go!
Dawn Phillips
Comment by Donna McDine on 2/25/2009 at 10:24 AM:
Hi All....hope you are well.
Holy Cow! YIPPEE! Received notification from Guardian Angel Publishing...they have accepted my manuscript entitled, The Golden Pathway! Publication date to be determined. I'm doing cartwheels as the printer spits out my 1st book contract! My chiropractor will ... more
Comment by Beverly McClure on 1/19/2009 at 8:25 PM:
Hi Donna, just stopping by to say hi. Your interview is getting a lot of attention. Now you have no secrets.
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 1/19/2009 at 3:57 PM:
Wow! You have lots going on! If you ever want to interview me, I am available.
Comment by Cynthia Reeg on 1/19/2009 at 2:18 PM:
Congrats, Donna, on your new position with Stories for Children magazine!

Best wishes,
Cynthia Reeg

Comment by Vivian Zabel on 1/19/2009 at 12:11 PM:
I visited and left a comment.
Comment by Sharon A Putnam on 11/28/2008 at 8:57 PM:
Hi Donna,
Thanks for adding me! It's always nice to meet other writers on JacketFlap!
Comment by Marilyn Grant on 11/27/2008 at 9:49 PM:
Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!
Comment by Brian Bascle on 11/13/2008 at 11:33 AM:
Hi Donna, thanks for the offer to send the interview. I'd be happy to answer your questions. Just send them along at your convenience and I'll respond ASAP. All the best to you! -- Brian Bascle
Comment by Beverly McClure on 11/3/2008 at 2:37 PM:
Hey, Donna. I'm looking forward to Mayra's visit to your blog tomorrow. I hope I don't forget. Making myself a note.
Comment by Ricardo Amado on 10/27/2008 at 11:03 AM:
I meant at the end of NEXT month, November not tHIS month! Phew! Saved that one.
Comment by Ricardo Amado on 10/27/2008 at 11:02 AM:
Really??????? Me? In an interview?? Like Wow! O-M-G!....I mean...
*in a British accent* Why yes, we would be delighted to accept your request for an interview. I shall instruct my agent Nigel to coordinate the arrangements.
Seriously, though Donna, in my real voice I appreciat... more
Comment by Sandie Muncaster on 10/26/2008 at 8:35 PM:
Hope all is well with you and you recovered from the whirl-wind of the Muse conference. Wasn't it great?
Comment by Cynthia Leitich Smith on 10/23/2008 at 2:01 PM:
Thanks for writing! I'm glad the article was helpful!
Comment by Karin Larson on 10/23/2008 at 7:08 AM:
Way to go, Donna. I am so excited to read your debut newsletter!


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