Donna is Development Director of Covington Ladies Home, the only free-standing personal care home exclusively for older women in Northern Kentucky. She has been writing poems and stories since fourth grade, and seriously approached the craft of fiction once she completed graduate school in 1990. She has been writing and submitting stories and novels since then.
Her short fiction has appeared in dozens of print and online journals, including PANK, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Gargoyle, Broad River Review, Contrary, Forge Literary Journal, Change Seven, Corium, Southern Women’s Review, and The Butter. She has work forthcoming in Hinchas de Poesia, Indianola Review, and Prick of the Spindle. Her first novel, AT BOBBY TRIVETTE’S GRAVE, is scheduled for release by Rebel E Press in 2016. Her unpublished novel FEED MATERIALS was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize in 2010.
Donna shares an historic home with her partner in downtown Covington, Kentucky, and loves urban living. She’s a devoted walker, gardener and yoga practitioner. The stories in her head rarely stop, the voices in her dreams want notice, and she imagines her grandchildren in their far-away city beg for her visits.