BOOK CLUBS! If you are in the Tallahassee area, Donna would be delighted to meet with your group. Outside the area, she can usually Zoom with you to answer questions about her books. Below: Harbor Chase Book Club members
SECOND PLACE, thrillers, FWA
Impoverished college student Summer Cassidy just wants to earn her master's in hydrogeology but two months shy of her graduation, a corporation tries to suppress her research into contaminants in its ASR wells--can they keep her from pursuing the truth and her dreams?
SILVER MEDAL, mystery/thriller, Florida Authors and Publishers Association
When grad student Summer Cassidy arrives in West Virginia to test water quality near fracking sites, she confronts fouled wells, puzzling illnesses, and cyberespionage. Surrounded by chaos and deceit, can Summer track the source of contaminants before more people get sick—or even die— simply by turning on their taps?
Magic in the Mountains
SILVER MEDAL, Adult nonfiction, Florida Publishers Association
Kelsey Murphy revolutionized the creation of multi-layered cameo glass by marrying fine art to manufacturing. This is the story of everyone in Kelsey's journey, including partner Robert Bomkamp, the people of Pilgrim Glass, and all the forces gathered in Ceredo, West Virginia, the small town and its people who believed in the magic of cameo glass.
GOLD MEDAL, Adult Fiction, Florida Author and Publishers Association and GOLD MEDAL, Women's Fiction, Florida Writers Association
Two Women, A Century Apart. Both have had enough. Through pages of a family scrapbook, Rosella’s courage speaks to Angie. If she doesn’t advocate for her students, hearing-impaired grandbaby, and colleagues, who will? But will she lose the man she loves by taking a stand?
The Glass Madonna
FIRST PLACE, Women's fiction, Florida Writers Association
Three generations of women in a family of West Virginia glass workers share their stories. From Aunt Livvie, Sarah learns about women in her family who overcame wrenching losses, brutal working conditions, and rape. These stories and her family’s unconditional love give Sarah the courage to forge a new life for herself and her child.
The Color of Lies
GOLD MEDAL, Adult fiction, Florida Publishers Association and FIRST PLACE, women's fiction, FWA
Molly Culpepper believes her hometown of Alderson, Georgia, is a place of harmony—until a colleague chalks a racial slur on the blackboard during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. In the chaos that follows, Molly begins to see her town and herself differently as she works with her neighbors to heal wounds, both old and new.