Donna Everhart

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Donna Everhart is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories of family hardship and troubled times in a bygone south. She is the Southeastern Library Association's (SELA) Author of the Year in Fiction for 2018.

Her next novel, THE SAINTS OF SWALLOW HILL releases in February 2022.

A native of North Carolina, she resides in her home state with her husband and their tiny heart stealing Yorkshire terrier, Mister.

Readers can also visit her at www.donnaeverhart.com.



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Donna Everhart I could fill a page here. 1) Write every day - even if you don't meet your goal, putting down one hundred new words or even editing material from the …moreI could fill a page here. 1) Write every day - even if you don't meet your goal, putting down one hundred new words or even editing material from the day before is better than nothing. 2) If you suddenly feel the urge to give up because you can't seem to gain any traction (acquire an agent, or your books aren't selling, or self-published books aren't doing as well as you hoped) play a little mind game. Act out your decision internally. Think about declaring to everyone who knows you and what you've been doing, "I'm done writing, and I'm going to do something else." How does that make you feel? That's your answer.(less)
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First and foremost, thank you so much for reading my books! I'm glad you enjoyed them - and it would be AWESOME if any one of them was made i…more
Hi there!

First and foremost, thank you so much for reading my books! I'm glad you enjoyed them - and it would be AWESOME if any one of them was made into a movie.

As to a new book, I'm almost finished writing my fifth. It's not due to the publisher until January of 2021, and pub date would likely be late 2021 or early 2022.

In the new story, I'm stepping away from the coming of age characters. It's set during the Depression, my characters are adults, and it's told from two different viewpoints. Very different for me to write this one, but I love the setting, and the characters.

It's about two people, one searching for their future, the other looking to escape their past, who each experience life altering events and end up in a labor camp during the Depression in South Georgia.

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