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. Her debut, THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE was an IndieNext Pick, Business Insider's Pick, Library Journal Top Pick, and long listed for the Southern Book Prize. Her second novel, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET was a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick. She is the Southeastern Library Association's (SELA) Author of the Year in Fiction for 2018.

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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NEW WINNERS Announced!

Hey there everyone,

I didn’t hear from some of the winners of last week’s #stayhome BIG giveaway. I hate they missed out!

That said, the new winners for the gift cards are:

Doris LankfordJennifer Jorski

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The one copy left of THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER goes to USERID –> bn100!

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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.

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