While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts.  Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.  You can visit her on the web at www.DonnaAlward.com and join her mailing list at www.DonnaAlward.com/newsletter .


Twitter: @DonnaAlward

Representation: Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates

I love hearing from readers!  If you’d like to send me a message, click here to send me an e-mail.

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Upcoming Appearances:

February 18/17  Online Workshop with the Central Ohio Fiction Writers

July 29/17 – Literacy for Life Book Signing, RWA National Conference, Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando FL

August 19/17  Romancing The Writer Annual Workshop, Prescott House Museum, Starr’s Point NS



Authors on the Air podcast: The Librarian, Romance Novels, and Donna Alward

A Toast to the Contemporary Hero – Podcast with Kerrigan Byrne 



I’m also a content editor and coach at THE RED PEN COACH. For information on editing services, please visit www.TheRedPenCoach.com.




 Awards and Recognition

2012 Colorado Award of Excellence: How A Cowboy Stole Her Heart

2012 RITA Award Finalist: How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart

2011 Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award: How A Cowboy Stole Her Heart

2011 Bookseller’s Best Award: Her Lone Cowboy

2011 Colorado Award of Excellence: Her Lone Cowboy

2011 Dunes and Dreams Cover Contest: Sold to the Highest Bidder

2008 Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award:  Falling for Mr. Dark and Dangerous

2008 Bookseller’s Best Award:  Hired By The Cowboy

2007 Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award:  Marriage at Circle M

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