Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Circle of Friends Newsletter

Special Announcement - I'm the "Special Feature" in L. Diane Wolfe's November newsletter.

To subscribe to next month's The Circle of Friends Newsletter visit and opt-in your request at the bottom of the home page.

Receive updates on future books, appearances, and news from the author world.



Greeting friends & fans!

The holidays are nearly upon us! Time to remember all for which
we are thankful.

I am thankful for all those who have supported me the past
few years! Your letters and emails and attendances at book
events keep me going in ways you cannot imagine. This journey
has been incredible and sometimes I hardly believe this is really
my life now. I have you to thank for the success I have achieved
so far, and know it is only the beginning of what I can accomplish.

The Circle of Friends began with one message – “Get inspired to
achieve your dreams!” - and I could not have picked a better

Check my website on January 1, 2009 for a really BIG
announcement regarding the series!! I have incredible news
for my fans and it will rock your world!

As always, believe in yourself and dream big!

L. Diane Wolfe
“Spunk On A Stick”


A fellow YA author – just another one of those great people
I’ve met on my journeys:

Donna McDine is a native of Rockland County, NY…about
20 minutes outside of NYC. She lives with her husband
Tom and two daughters. Donna began writing for children
about two years ago and her impressive publishing credits
are listed at:

From a young age, Donna has always been an avid reader,
especially Nancy Drew mysteries. Her mom saved the
collection, which her daughters now enjoy. Donna is
currently working on a middle-grade historical fiction
manuscript entitled, The Trauma of Unspoken Actions.

The work-in-progress intertwines historical events of
General George Washington and Major John Andre with
fictional long ago and current day occupants of the D.C.
Campbell home:

Two different young girls, two different eras, result
in similar traumas of unspoken actions.

Present time, modern day American girl, Nicole Sloan,
finds herself in the midst of another move with her
mother and sister. To avoid disaster of dire consequences
by the hands of Nicole’s father they are constantly on the
move. Their latest relocation, the historical hamlet of
Tappan, New York. The 1780’s young woman, Loran Childs,
controlled by her domineering father, dares to break free
of the expectations and ridicule of woman from that era.
Loran’s mother, a complacent woman, sees no way out, but
to stay in the explosive marriage. Loran struggles to bring
her mother to reality and nothing will change, unless she is
willing to leave.

Separated by time, a kinship is developed in Nicole’s heart
and mind to Loran’s similar plight. The headstrong attitude
of Loran spills from the pages and convinces Nicole she
must be strong. Extensive research on Loran and her
betrothed, Paul Stone, and newly formed relationships in
town brings all the pieces together to prove the engaged
couples innocence of murder and treason.

To learn more about Donna’s writing career visit: or


November 20th, 6 - 9 pm
Pamlico Com. College
Grantsboro, NC
*Seminar - How to Promote Your Book Now!
Reservations required
Contact: Jerry Prescott

November 28th, 10 - 2 pm
Southern Pines, NC
*book signing

December 2nd, 12-1pm / 6:30-9:30 pm
Mitchell Com. College
Statesville, NC
*seminar – Publishing & Promoting
Reservations required
Contact: Mike Tucker

January 13th, 2009, 6 - 9 pm
Halifax Com. College
Weldon, NC
*seminar - Publishing
Reservations required
Contact: Dick McCormick


  1. I just signed up for the newsletter- can't wait to read your interview! Way to go, Donna!


  2. Thanks so much, Donna!

    The author community makes a good family and I love how everyone is so giving.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. L. are very welcome!



Thank for you taking the time out to visit with me and to learn about my writing career.

Please be sure to leave your blog address so I can reciprocate.

I look forward to visiting you too.