I noticed a comment from a new visitor to my Flash Fiction Friday post from last week. Whenever I see a name or face I don't recognize, I usually visit their blog to check them out. That's how I discovered Melissa Maygrove and found out about her wonderful FOLLOWFEST event she will be hosting all this week. If you've not heard about it, take time to check out her post... (http://melissamaygrove.blogspot.com/2013/09/follow-fest-time-is-running-out.html).
I decided I would join in the fun which is why you see an additional post on Tuesday when I usually take a breather from blogging. I've followed the format she has provided for this post and while a lot of you may already know most of the things about me listed below...I'm always open to meeting new people and starting new friendships...;~)
If you are a new visitor to my blog...WELCOME...I hope you like what you see and if you have some extra time, why not take a look around and check out some of the other interesting posts I've put up over the past 18 months? I hope to visit as many of the Linky links on Melissa's blog as I can this upcoming week and thanks for stopping by!
Donna L Martin
Fiction or nonfiction?
What genres do you write?
Children’s Fiction & Non-Fiction Picture Books, Middle Grade Chapter Books, Young Adult Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Essays, & Poetry
Are you published?
A little…I've had a couple of poems published over the years and a story released January 2013 in Chicken Soup For the Soul: Angels Among Us
Do you do anything in addition to writing?
Does being a Fourth Degree Black Belt Certified TaeKwonDo Instructor and Center Manager/Program Director of our TaeKwonDo school count? ;~)
Where can people connect with you?
Donna L Martin
Donna L Martin (Knoxville, Tn)
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
I’m the creator/host of WRITERLY WISDOM on my blog where every Wednesday I have authors, agents, & illustrators stopping by to talk about anything concerning the writing & publishing industry.
I’m also the creator/host of my annual INTERNATIONAL FREE AUTHOR PROMOTIONS event held every May to promote Literacy during my city’s Children’s Festival of Reading. I help promote the books of authors around the globe (traditional & self-published, hardback & ebooks) for FREE and give away autographed books/swag items to the more than 15,000 people who attend each year.
I am a member of SCBWI-Mid South, Children’s Book Insider, and Julie Hedlund’s 12 X 12 Forum. I am interested in finding a critique partner who writes in some or all of the same genres I do and who is strong in the skills I sometimes find challenging like grammar and rhyme/meter.