Hi, I'm Donna and I write fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Over the past 15 years I've authored more than 40 books for publishers in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. A few have been translated and distributed globally. In the past, as a journalist, I've written hundreds of travel and lifestyle articles, and worked as managing editor on various magazines. For further comprehensive information about my writing and editing history click here, or for an unbiased view please visit the NZ Book Council.
BOOK a school or public visit/talk
I travel nationwide visiting schools, preschools and libraries to enthuse young people about reading and writing. I also run creative writing workshops at schools and libraries, and speak at public events.
ENJOY a creative writing workshop
DISCOVER my latest books and creations
Visit the bookstore to view a collection of my latest books. The collection includes the Kiwi Critters series of books and various products for children, as well as an extensive range of New Zealand travel books.
"It was great meeting Donna – in fact better than great! She had an incredible impact on the students. Let’s walk back a bit with the setting – she came into a low decile school and she captured my students’ minds! They loved it – they went on and on about it. They wrote like they were Donna possessed today!" Sally Wilson, Principal, Raurimu Avenue School
Writing, editing, proofreading
Looking for a fast, accurate freelancer who delivers on time, every time? Then you've come to the right place. Connect here for more information about freelance writing or here to find out more about editing and proofreading. Alternatively email me now with a brief outline of your project and you'll receive a free, no-obligation quote.