Donna Winters


I adopted Michigan as my home state in 1971 after I married a Michigander and left my home state of New York. I began penning novels in 1982 while working full time for an electronics firm in Grand Rapids.

I resigned from my job in 1984 following a contract offer for my first book. Since then, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing House, Guideposts, and Bigwater Publishing (my own publishing company) have published my novels. My husband, Fred, a former American History teacher, shares my enthusiasm for history. Together, we visit historical sites, restored villages, museums, and lake ports, purchasing books and reference materials for use in my research.

I have lived all of my life in states bordering on the Great Lakes. My familiarity and fascination with these remarkable inland waters and my residence in the heart of Great Lakes Country at Fayette, Michigan, make me the perfect candidate for writing Great Lakes Romances®, my trademarked series.

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Smashwords book reviews by Donna Winters

  • Dandy Do-Little on April 25, 2010

    This writer really knows her pets! With humor and sensitivity she has brought to life the canine and feline family members along with some backyard (animal) visitors. Their stories touch the heart, make you laugh, and make you think about the condition of homeless domestic pets today. I highly recommend this to adults and children who love dogs and cats. The story keeps you turning the pages and is over too soon!