Donna Callea

more photos (3)




Margare...
335 books | 38 friends

Jenna A...
422 books | 277 friends

Marilou...
379 books | 1,083 friends

Cassandra
2,434 books | 29 friends

Lucie M...
125 books | 15 friends

Sandra ...
154 books | 78 friends

Karen
584 books | 9 friends

Brian M...
234 books | 1,229 friends

More friends…

Donna is following 2 people

Donna Callea

Goodreads Author


born
in Rochester, NY
gender
female

website

genre

influences
Donna rarely writes under the influence.

member since
February 2010


About this author

Before Donna became a novelist, she was an award-winning journalist. OK. She didn't win any awards you might have heard about. We're not talking Pulitzers here. But she did work as a reporter for a minor metropolitan newspaper for a number of years, during which time she wrote numerous stories that elicited laughter, tears, outrage, civic pride, civic shame-- and won a few prizes. But not any Pulitzers.

At a pivotal point in her career, Donna decided that she would much rather write fiction than factual news stories. And since the newspaper she worked for much preferred printing the latter, she embarked upon a long and lonely journey as a novelist, culminating in the publication of two well-received e-books: The Haircut, A New Year's Tale an...more


Bristles is starting to get some very nice reviews. But the best news I've had so far is that my daughter likes my new baby-- she really likes it. In fact, she says she loves it. And this is remarkable... why? Because she's very honest. She didn't like The Haircut, a New Year's Tale at all. Wasn't for her. Didn't mind telling me she thought it sucked, though other readers-- readers who were com... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
Twitter_icon 2 likes · like  • 
Published on May 23, 2013 07:16 • 48 views • Tags: ya, young-adult
Average rating: 3.65 · 89 ratings · 37 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Haircut, a New Year's Tale
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
New Coastal Times
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bristles
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Donna's Recent Updates

Donna Callea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Rate this book
Clear rating
Didn't like this as much as I thought I would. Set in Paris during the Nazi occupation, it's about a talented architect who, despite his many character flaws, puts his life at risk designing hiding places for Jews and ends up becoming a better person...more
Donna Callea rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari
The Taliban Cricket Club
by Timeri N. Murari
read in February, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Set in Afghanistan during the years (1996-2001) that the Taliban was in complete control, this novel rivals the scariest dystopian fiction. But its protagonist -- a young, well-educated, ambitious and athletic woman-- gives it heart and soul. Beyond...more
Donna Callea rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
read in February, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Very enjoyable, and out of the ordinary, romantic comedy about an Australian professor who's wired differently than most, yet is determined to find that special someone.
Donna Callea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Color of Milk by Nell Leyshon
The Color of Milk
by Nell Leyshon
read in January, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Set in England in the 1830s, this is the story of Mary, a teenage farm girl-turned-maid who's overworked and abused but has a strong spirit, forthright manner and clear-eyed view of her world. The premise of the novel is that it's written by Mary, he...more
Donna Callea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen
Soy Sauce for Beginners
by Kirstin Chen (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
The most interesting thing, to me, about this novel is that it's chick-lit set in Singapore. I really liked the setting and learning all about soy sauce. But I didn't much care for the main character, a spoiled, self-absorbed 30-year-old from a wealt...more
Donna Callea rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in January, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
I really loved this novel, especially the New York City setting. Made me wish I knew more about art and antiques.
Donna Callea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Rate this book
Clear rating
Set in Barcelona in the early part of the 20th century, this is the second book of Ruiz Zafon that I have read. I absolutely loved The Shadow of the Wind, which is set in Barcelona in 1945, and also features the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the wo...more
Donna Callea rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Rate this book
Clear rating
Donna Callea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey, #1)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
I love Gabaldon's Outlander series. I can't wait for the next book, "My Own Heart's Blood" and I REALLY can't wait for the Starz TV series. In fact, the first Outlander book is probably my all time favorite guilty pleasure. I've re-read it a number o...more
Donna Callea made a comment in the group The YA Dystopian Book ClubBristles topic
"Gabs wrote: "I LOVED this book!!!

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Thanks so much for the oppurtunity to read this!"


I LOVED your review of Brist...more
"
More of Donna's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Sisterhood of the...: Kindle Deals 309 156 Mar 16, 2014 07:25AM  
67685 The YA Dystopian Book Club — 2354 members — last activity 6 hours, 43 min ago
Do you enjoy YA Dystopia novels? Yep, I thought so. This is the place for you. We have monthly group reads and quarterly series reads, challenges, fu...more
40140 Ladies & Literature — 2775 members — last activity 41 minutes ago
Welcome Women Readers Near & Far!
9876 Terminalcoffee — 1583 members — last activity 2 hours, 40 min ago
A place to chat about anything that emerges. We're pretty relaxed, and our attitudes mostly are mild. Make friends. Be authentic. Get mad. Laugh. Knoc...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 16117 members — last activity 26 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit...more
51445 UK Amazon Kindle Forum — 3899 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
Somewhere else for those who hang around on the official Amazon Kindle Forum to slouch around.
2802 Amazon Kindle — 6758 members — last activity 2 hours, 1 min ago
For readers using the Amazon Kindle ebook device.
9277 Outlander Series — 3134 members — last activity 26 minutes ago
For fans of Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander Series. Feel free to post, poll, invite, and discuss. The series, in order: * Outlander(also titled Cross...more
20786 Book Haven — 7075 members — last activity 6 hours, 44 min ago
This is a group for people who enjoy many different genre's. If you are someone who appreciates a good book, regardless of the genre...this is the gro...more
63280 My YA Obsession — 1069 members — last activity Apr 13, 2014 02:18PM
A group to discuss all YA themed books, adult books may be accepted if they are awesome enough. All YA big and small we can discuss
Groups_nophoto-25x33 Readers that Review — 376 members — last activity Apr 15, 2014 11:02PM
Group for people that like to review books (any genre). You may add your website/blog here and please describe which genre you review and whether you...more
More of Donna’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.