Donna M. McDine

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Multi award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine’s creative side had laid dormant for many years until her desire to write sparked in 2007. With five children’s picture books to her credit:

• Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters (Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention & The Story Monster Approved 2015 Award);

• Sandy Grave (Purple Dragonfly 2014 Award First Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved and Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014);

• Powder Monkey (Purple Dragonfly 2015 Award First Place Historical Fiction and Story Monster Approved 2014);

• Hockey Agony (Purple Dragonfly 2015 Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6 & Older and New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Story Mon
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As creatives we hear so much about building your author platform before your book deal is signed off on. As for myself, this freaked me out early on until I began to immerse myself in the expert knowledge of those that have experienced these trenches before my writing and publishing journey began. Don't throw up your hands in despair and say, "but there are so many books to choose from! I give... Read more of this blog post »
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Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters by Donna M. McDine
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Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters by Donna M. McDine
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message 4: by J.D.

J.D. Holiday I have no idea where the Story About You is listed. Didn't even know it existed until you sent it to me.


message 3: by J.D.

J.D. Holiday Donna,
Just read the Wrote a story about You, you wrote.
That was funny!

Have you any idea where those Story About You comments
are being posted? I haven't a clue!

Jan


message 2: by Donna

Donna McDine Same here. We just keep bumping into each other and it's wonderful!


message 1: by J.D.

J.D. Holiday Hi Donna,
Nice to have you on my friends list here, too!

Sincerely
Jan


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