Author Archives: Donna Shields

About Donna Shields

Donna Shields I live in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina with my husband, our children, and some great haunts. Besides being a busy bee with my writing, I'm a Mom, a Grandmom, a co-owner of a motorcycle shop and an avid reader. And we love traveling to Mexico and Jamaica. I have two books published with Soul Mate Publishing: The Swan Cove Murders, a paranormal romantic suspense, and Secrets of Jenkins Bridge, a romantic suspense. I like writing about things that go bump in the night and finding a new twist to include in my stories.

Financial Side of Writing

Today I am going to talk about the financial side of writing. Yes, the not so fun side. I believe sometimes the financial side gets in the way of being able to write because I have a tendency to be … Continue reading

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Countdown and Book Trailer

When the clock starts ticking down for the launch of a new book, I get excited … and anxious. I can’t wait to get my baby out into the world for everyone to enjoy, but also anxious because there is … Continue reading

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Let The ‘What If’ Games Begin

I don’t know about some authors, but story ideas fly at me out of nowhere, and always when I don’t have a handy dandy pen and paper or my phone (my lovely little notepad app). Of course, my muse usually … Continue reading

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9/11: Remembrance

It’s been 12 years since the horrific 9/11 tragedy. A lot has happened and changed in that span of time. Families’ lives altered forever, realizing America is not impenetrable, The New York skyline which was an icon to everyone around … Continue reading

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Time Management

Time management is such a big problem for me. With working full time at the motorcycle shop and having custody of my one year old grandson (also a full time job in itself), and having to take care of the … Continue reading

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Helen’s Introduction

  Helen asked me to post this for her, so here she is. Give her a warm welcome to our family!…Donna Shields Hi everyone! I live in the Midwest with the cold, the snow, and the wild critters and am … Continue reading

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Those Holiday Leftovers

Christmas is a magical day. The children, and/or grandchildren, awake early in anticipation.  The gifts are opened and breakfast is made. Adults become kids themselves as they help build, learn, and play with the new toys. (Or maybe your tradition … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!! This day is such a fun holiday. With all the pumpkin carvings and little kiddies dressing up. Of course we can’t forget about all the great candy 🙂 The ghost stories. Tales of witches, vampires, werewolves and … Continue reading

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Woman’s Right to Vote

I didn’t know what I was going to blog about today. I know it’s a little off the beaten path. However, I believe this is where women’s rights truly began to explode. I found an email from a very close … Continue reading

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Promoting/ Random pick for Secrets of Jenkins Bridge

Good Wednesday to everyone! Promoting is a major part of getting your name and your book out into the world. It’s a huge part of your platform as an author. And boy, can it be tricky at times. There are … Continue reading

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