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Donna Russo Morin

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Born
in Providence, RI, The United States
July 12, 1958

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Donna Russo Morin is the award winning of author of historical fiction. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she lives near the ocean, her greatest muse. Her two sons, Devon and Dylan--an opera singer and chef--are still her greatest works in progress.

Donna enjoys meeting with book groups in person and via Skype chat. Visit her website at www.donnarussomorin.com;
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Donna Russo Morin Don’t be afraid to write the stories you want to write. In historical fiction, more than in any other genre, I think it’s really easy to fall back on …moreDon’t be afraid to write the stories you want to write. In historical fiction, more than in any other genre, I think it’s really easy to fall back on what appears to be the most popular characters and time period of the moment…the Tudors and Eleanor of Aquitaine jump to mind. Only write about them if that’s what you are truly passionate about, not because you think that’s what you have to write to make it in the genre. What’s popular in any given moment, in this industry, can change with the quickness of a heartbeat. Write an outstanding book and they will read it.(less)
Donna Russo Morin Hello Cintia,
I confess this is a situation I've never struggled with. I think I may have more ideas for books than the opportunity to write them. But,…more
Hello Cintia,
I confess this is a situation I've never struggled with. I think I may have more ideas for books than the opportunity to write them. But, I do have a suggestion. I'm not sure what genre you want to write in (and if you're not sure, that's a good place to start). Whatever genre, find a subject you're passionate about. Ask yourself this, if you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would you want that book to be about? Then write it. Hope that helps.
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Gilded Dreams by Donna Russo Morin
"Gilded Dreams is the second book featuring two friends, Pearl and Ginevra and their two different worlds. They have been through so much together – I did not have the honor of reading Gilded Summers but Ms. Russo Morin does an excellent job of weavin" Read more of this review »
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"This novel follows Pearl and Ginevra, as they fight for women's rights and suffrage during the years of the sinking of the Titanic and WWI. WWI is when women really proved their abilities to do a man's job, while the men were off fighting in the war," Read more of this review »
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"Donna Russia Morin is simply a “maestro” of historical fiction, in particular regarding to Italy, art, and “the Masters.” I loved this tale, another revolving around DaVinci, Lorenzo de Medici, the growing family of DaVinci’s Disciples. To see the ri" Read more of this review »
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“Her own fearless audacity had surprised her, though she knew she had been born for more than her life had asked of her thus far.”
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“In their unity against disaster, they formed a more perfect coupling, for that was indeed where true love lived - not in the moments of great passion and bursting joy, but in the strength with which in weathered any storm, no matter how harsh or violent.”
Donna Russo Morin, To Serve a King

“Please stop. Do not take me into your confidence, do not take me into your heart, for my own
cannot bear it.”
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Kimberly Thanks so much for adding me, Donna!


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Jorge A. Thank you Donna!


Andrea Wall Thanks for the friend request!! I love historical fiction so I will so be checking out your books!! :D


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