Donna Alward


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 and join her mailing list at .

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've always been writing, I think! Writing was my outlet in high school, along with being a band geek, and I kept it up while I did my degree in English Lit. But then I kind of forgot about it for a while when "real life" happened. I got back to it when I was in my late twenties, when I wrote my first full-length fiction book. It took just under five years of my "internship" to get that first contract.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I believe in reaching all sorts of readers in all sorts of ways. When the rights to my first book became eligible for reversion, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to dip my toes in the indie waters. It's been great. I had the book re-edited, and worked with a cover artist on the cover. Creative control is really cool!
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