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Donna Gentry Morton

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My publisher calls me "the author who often writes with a parrot on each shoulder." My conure kids, "The Brothers Bob," aka Marley Bob and Smokey Bob, inspire me, amuse me, and are my constant companions.

I'm originally a Chesapeake Bay girl born in Aberdeen, Maryland. I then became an Appalachian Girl when my family moved to Bristol, Tennessee where I graduated from Tennessee High. I now live in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, a proud resident of the rural community of “Ducktown," which is close enough to Atlanta to enjoy it, and far enough away to ignore it.

Widowed from the love of my life, John, in July 2015, I strive to carry on as he would want me to, which includes pursuing my writing dreams and enjoying time with our tw
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Donna Gentry Morton Yes, "Watching the Water" has a discussion guide that includes 10 questions and a few "just for fun" ideas to toss around. I'm interested in all…moreYes, "Watching the Water" has a discussion guide that includes 10 questions and a few "just for fun" ideas to toss around. I'm interested in all feedback from readers, but the answers I'd be most curious about are those from #5 -- how the reader would write themselves into the story!

I'd love to know how they would interact with the main character of Julianna, what role they would play, how they would advise her and how they would like to contribute to her life. What an interesting way to get to know my readers!

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Donna Gentry Morton To be able to pull from the beauty and joy, the ugly and sorrow, and the dreams and devastation of real life and create people who walk them out and…moreTo be able to pull from the beauty and joy, the ugly and sorrow, and the dreams and devastation of real life and create people who walk them out and triumph. To see an idea as a lump of clay that I'm allowed to sculpt and shape into a world that readers will, hopefully, want to be part of. To embrace an opportunity to inspire, instill hope, and when appropriate, to make people laugh and laugh hard by sharing the lessons learned from my experiences and observations. (less)
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As someone who has written romance, you’d think I would be all over Valentine’s Day.Truth is, I never was a big fan, even when my husband (John) was alive and we were very happily married. I always saw it as a Hallmark-fueled day that put a lot of “he went to Jared’s” pressure on those who are coupled. Even more, I felt it was a mean-spirited roses-in-your-face slam on the single, a day determi... Read more of this blog post »
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“If I could wish one thing for my children, it would be wisdom. If they have wisdom, then they'll know how to seek and find everything else in life that matters.”
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“My late husband and I had one rule for our marriage -- the Golden One. 'Do unto others' is one of the shortest teachings of Jesus, but its mileage is endless. Even the divorce rate might plummet if spouses applied the Golden Rule to each other.”
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“I stopped noticing the nit-picky things years ago, My late husband was brilliant, but never figured out dirty cups went in the sink. Used to drive me crazy, but one day I compared it to his good qualities. Supportive husband, hands-on dad. Smart, funny, awesome popcorn-maker. All that versus doesn't put cups in the sink. The latter just wasn't worth mentioning.”
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“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”
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message 4: by Donna

Donna Morton Book 2 of my Heart Tide series nationally released on October 1st! It's called Seeking the Shore. Be sure to read Book 1 first, though! It's Watching the Water and is a cliff hanger! Visit my website for more info and how to order. Thank you!

https://www.donnamortonbooks.com/


message 3: by Donna

Donna Morton I'm really excited that the advance reading copies of "Seeking the Shore" arrived yesterday afternoon. This is the second and final book in my "Heart Tides" series and I hope to get it into the hands of reviewers and bloggers.

This also means the national release will be here soon! For those who read Book 1, "Watching the Water," this new release wraps up the story and I hope you'll be satisfied with how it all ends!


message 2: by Donna (last edited May 13, 2017 11:18PM)

Donna Morton I love book clubs and love hearing that one has chosen "Watching the Water" as a selection. I was notified on Friday that a club n Nashville, Tennessee will be reading it.

Please keep me in mind for your club. There are suggested discussion questions on my website.

https://www.donnamortonbooks.com/book...

#bookclubsrock! #ilovebookclubs #readromance


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Donna Morton I've been attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention this week in Atlanta. Awesome event!

There's that moment, though, when you're in the middle of a jam-packed writer's workshop, glance down and see your shirt is inside-out. Okay...

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