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Donna Everhart

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Donna Everhart is the USA Today bestselling author of Southern fiction with authenticity and grit, including the Southeastern Library Association Award-winning The Road to Bittersweet and The Moonshiner’s Daughter.

Her fifth novel, The Saints of Swallow Hill, is out now.

Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, she now lives with her husband in a small town in the Sandhills region, and is most likely working on her next novel.

She is a member of the Weymouth Center, North Carolina Writers’ Network, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

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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Happy New Year to you all! 🎉🎇

I thought I’d share the gorgeous cover of the Czech Republic’s hardcover edition of The Saints of Swallow Hill, which was published in October, 2022, by JOTA. They titled the book Swallow Hill. 

When they put the book on their website and promoted it, they also included this pretty graphic.

Also, for those who might’ve missed this out on social medi

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“Often when we read, especially when we are younger, we are looking for a mirror, echoes of our voices, people who might look and sound like us.... Write for the twelve-year-old girl, who is looking at a mirror, at a window.

~Edwidge Danticat”
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“But if even reading could get me in trouble if I wasn't careful.”
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“Bold and brash, she was different.”
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