Donan Berg


Winner of the 2016 Feathered Quill First Place Gold Book Award, Donan Berg earns accolades for heartwarming romance after his heralded entertaining skeleton mystery series. Alexa's Gold, his 2017 novel, combines romance with thrilling mystery. He landed in the winner's circle four times at the 2014 Ninth Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Writing Contest to best his three 2013 winner-circle awards. With roots in his native Ireland, Author Berg resides in the United States Heartland. His life journey has been as a journalist, corporate executive, and lawyer. Alexa's Gold, his seventh novel, follows his three-part skeleton mystery series: A Body To Bones, The Bones Dance Foxtrot, and Baby Bones. In between has been Abbey Burning Love, Adolph's Gold, and his 2016 Gold Award romance One Paper Heart. All portray an everyday person caught up in a web of intrigue where twists and turns are sprung with gusto.
A reviewer of his latest short story, Amanda, notes that Author Berg provides a very clever ending with his keen insight into couple relationships.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
First consideration is to have it jibe with the story. Second, highlight an interesting aspect.
What do you read for pleasure?
Books selected by a contemporary and a mystery book club top the list. After those is a collection of whatever others suggest.
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Where to buy in print


Alexa's Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,770. Language: American English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mystery, Romance, Thrills. Fall in love with Alexa's inheritance journey to find Grandpa's gold, guided by Grandma's apple cake recipe clue. Filled with suspense, humor, romance, and family drama. Fast-moving plot, wonderful characters, setting, and dialogue. Multiple weeks as most popular novel at
One Paper Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,360. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This 2016 Gold/1st Place Feathered Quill Book Award winner delights page after page as Alicia Danielson's innocent one paper heart rekindles her lovelife.
Adolph's Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,050. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Detective Second Class Adolph Anderson, striving to earn a gold shield, confronts solving multiple mysteries in an addictive tale that spins an elaborate web of unsuspected turns sprung with gusto after a skeleton bathed in used motor oil is unearthed. The twisting and turning trail Adolph follows puts him up against perversion, illegal drugs, past sins, and his fear of water submersion.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Amanda let fester her husband's thirty-plus year refusal to quit smoking and his verbal slights and wandering eyes. Then, one day, she snapped, her plot to kill husband Herbert born. It's execution so devious and skillful, Amanda would escape jail. The freedom she earned wasn't exactly as she had hoped.

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