Donna Fernstrom

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I have been a ravenous bookworm of a reader, and casual writer, since grade school. I began practicing energy working and psionics (psychic development) in my mid-teens, and studied psionics under a mentor for a number of years in my 20s. I also breed ball pythons and other reptiles. I enjoy camping, fishing, observing and identifying wildlife, and organic gardening.

I've a couple of non-fiction metaphysical books, under the pen name 'Winged Wolf', and now I'm writing fiction. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Livonia, Michigan, but spent many summers of my childhood further north, in the small town of Mio, Michigan, with my grandparents. In the middle of a Jack pine forest, just a block away from the clear, cold Au Sable river, my love of nature was fostered. I think this reverence for the natural world does come through in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote in childhood, for fun, and in my teen years as well, but never very much. I was great at getting a story down, so long as it wasn't too long, but I was terrible at following through and polishing it up. Of course, I was always given a formula to follow; write an outline, then a rough draft, then a second draft, and so on. I hated outlines, and I hated drafts. I wrote a lot of non-fiction articles online, for free. In 2006, I finally decided to put together a couple of non-fiction metaphysical books, and that went very well. It refreshed my interested in writing. So, I wrote a couple of fan-fics for fun, and then found myself writing my first novel. I got about halfway through it, and then my 'mojo' died. I couldn't write anything of length again for six years! In the autumn of 2012, I picked the half-finished novel back up... and finished it. Then finished a sequel. A novella. Several short stories. Book 3 is done, now! No outlines. No drafts, because I can simply repair the original document, now that we're in the computer era. It works... for me. :D
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An Energy-Workers' Guide To Real Vampirism
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Donna Fernstrom. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural
An in-depth exploration of real vampirism for persons who have a background in metaphysics, energy-working, magick, psionics, paganism, and other esoteric paths. Includes information on psychically identifying vampires, cures (and the problems with them), donating to vampires, and defense against vampiric psychic attacks.


Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A vampire and donor pair discuss infiltrating a magical community, and pause for a bite.
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 120,550. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Wrenched from his ordinary life by a violent madman and turned into a vampire against his will, Jayson Wallace must learn to adapt to a world he never knew existed; a world full of magic and wonder, where vampires, donors, and shapeshifting rael-shaa travel between quantum realities.

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Smashwords book reviews by Donna Fernstrom

  • Shadowed on Oct. 29, 2013

    This is an odd book, that seems to drop you in at the beginning of what might be the third chapter, instead of the first. You feel as though you're playing catch-up, trying to understand the events that occurred before the story began, even as the main character reminisces about them. Yet you do catch up, and are swept into the story, trying to figure out, just as the main character is, what's going on, what this strange power he has is, and where it came from. You're never sure whether his family is worthy of the regard he has for them, who the real bad guys are, or where it's all going to lead. An engrossing and fascinating story, well worth reading.
  • Daniel's Fork on March 24, 2015

    Daniel's Fork is a post-apocalyptic murder mystery with romance overtones - a skillful genre mash that definitely keeps you reading! Deep and interesting characters populate the town of Daniel's Fork, and its culture and the attitudes of the people who live there are absolutely fascinating. The mystery itself is extremely well done. If you want a not-so-classic 'who done it' with a few steamy scenes and some great character building, I highly recommend this book!