Donald Haney


Donald Haney was born in rural Alabama where he spent his first 18 years in a cotton field with his parents and 9 siblings. He was a locksmith for 46 years. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his dogs and spends most of his time writing and inventing.

Recent commentary about his first two books:

Tales of the Alabama Drunk

This is a humorous and breezy little book. The writing has a folksy feel to it and is told as though the narrator is sitting across from the reader, sharing a beer and hearing the story. The first meeting between Donny and Linda is humorous and well-written, and their subsequent encounters are well-drawn. The folksy feel is consistent throughout the book. Even when the Author switches to first-person narration, there is still that feel to the writing. This consistency really helps convey a strong voice. The voice and sense of place are all well developed... This is certainly an amusing read."

Poems from The Alabama Drunk

"This book tackles the whole breadth of life and experience, often with a light touch - a sense that wisdom is something that can be won only through living a hard, good life. That experience is on display again and again, as many of the poems seem to draw best from particular experiences and scenarios.

"Rather than dealing with abstracts, poems like this sing because they hearken back to something real."

~Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards

Where to find Donald Haney online

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Where to buy in print


I Thought My Dog was Dead ~~The Alabama Drunk III~~
Series: The Alabama Drunk, Book 3. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 35,400. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
LOOK OUT! Someone has reported to the SPCA that Donny buried his dog alive and now he's being investigated. What will the Agents discover? Is it true? Who made the call? Will Donny end up in jail? Find out here!
Slobbering Drunk Laying Across My Momma's Grave - The Alabama Drunk II
Series: The Alabama Drunk, Book 2. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 35,420. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this hilarious and surprising sequel to “Tales of The Alabama Drunk” we find Donny, newly returned from an assignment in Alaska, where he was forced to confine his drinking to what was locally available. Between waking up in the graveyard and figuring out what Linda and Jake, the Game Warden, will do next, Donny just might discover that the people who live in his town actually care about him!
Poems from The Alabama Drunk
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 14,410. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems from The Alabama Drunk is a collection written from 1970 to the present. The Author's sensitivity and insight make this book a delight for all lovers of poetry. Sub-categories include: Life, Nature, Brew, Love, Children, Dreams,Death, Poems for Children & Greeting Card Poems.
Tales of the Alabama Drunk
Series: The Alabama Drunk, Book 1. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
After Donny’s wife, Linda, left him and hooked up with the Game Warden, he dove into his homebrew to kill his pain, while living on his farm in a house with his very own ghost. What follows is a series of hilarious happenings and memoirs based on events in the author’s own life.

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