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Donna Sturgeon lives and writes in rural Nebraska. She loves the smell of puppy breath and takes her coffee with cream and sugar. Her first novel, Millie’s Rose, was released in May 2011, followed by Olivia the following year. In 2015, she adapted Millie’s Rose into the web serial, Allman Falls: A Small Town Story, which is published weekly.


8 Responses to “About”

  1. Karen March 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Dear Donna,
    This is the 1st time I have ever written an author or left a comment about a book but felt led to send you a message.

    I read Millie’s Rose a few days ago and enjoyed it so much I immediately purchased and began to read Olivia. Olivia was so unlike Millie’s Rose that at first I was unsure I was going to enjoy it but ended up LOVING it and believe it is probably the best book I have read this year ( I read 3-4 books a week). I enjoyed it so much that I am actually doing something else I have never done before – I immediately started reading it for a 2nd time to catch all the little things I missed because I am such a fast reader. I am not sure why Olivia and George touched me so deeply but I continue to go over their story in my head when I am not reading and have imagined the book played out on the big screen.

    Do you have any other books in the works? I’d love to have the opportunity to read them.

    • Donna March 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm #


      You have left me speechless. You cannot imagine how much your beautiful words mean to me. Thank you!!

      My favorite part of writing is when the characters develop beyond an idea or a sketch of descriptions, and come to life. Olivia was one of those characters that popped to life right away for me, almost as though she was telling her own story. She and George hold a very special place in my heart, and I am so happy to know they have left an impression on you as well.

      I do have more books in the works, and hope to have the next one published before the end of the year. I advertise release dates and post excepts on my blog and on Facebook.

      Thank you again,

  2. Kathy May 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Olivia…Such a hauntingly beautiful book that touches the reader deeply. Thank you for writing a story of hearts & emotions…many authors try, but you exeucted without flaw. I laughed, I cried, and I fell deeply in love with each character as I walked in their shoes and saw glimpses of the world through their eyes. Olivia’s music choices were the soundtracks of her life and such a wonderful touch. The characters have stayed with me, their lessons like that of old friends. Again, thank you for such a beautiful story.

    • Donna May 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm #


      I should be the one thanking you! Thank you for reading, thank you for stopping by, and a huge thank you for sharing your love of Olivia and her world with me. I am incredibly passionate about these characters, their fears and their joy, and I am so happy to know that passion came through in the story. Your kind words are powerful motivation for me to continue on this wonderful journey.

      Thank you so very much,

  3. Dawn December 26, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    HI Donna it is your fault I am on your web site since you sent me here! But I am waiting for the new book and thinking about the old ones that I want to read again!!! I lent my Olivia book out to a friend and now I want it back!! I have nothing to read I have been over to the library here in DC it is a good library but they have nothing I want to read please hurry with your new book so I can sink my teety into something tastety!!! Happy Holidays!!

    • Donna December 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

      Happy Holidays to you as well! Dawn, you sure know how to brighten my day!! Thank you so much for sharing Olivia! (even if it means you have to do without for awhile!) And I agree; DC has a wonderful library!! I wish I could get there more often than I do. As soon as I finish this next book, I’m going to take a writing vacation (I promise it will be short! haha) and catch up on my reading.

  4. Karen October 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    Anything new coming from you soon?

    • Donna October 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

      My next book is in the works, but probably won’t be ready for publication for awhile. Life kind of sidelined writing during the past year or so. Hopefully, I can get back into the groove again soon. I miss it.

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