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Spotlight: Donna McDine–Children’s Book Author

Spotlight: Donna McDine–Children’s Book Author

This week’s special guest builds upon that ideal – It’s never too late to be what you might have been. 

A sense of nostalgia – an awakening – a new path.
These notions are reminiscent of our recent conversation with Hudson Valley Loafer, Rick Tannenbaum.

Though Donna McDine’s personal and professional revelation came long before the pandemic, her self-discovery and successful career shift to a children’s author is evidence that following your passion is a noble and worthy endeavor. Donna’s evolution can best be illustrated by the common theme among her many publications: “Always do the right thing.”

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Multi-award-winning children’s author: A Sandy Grave (January 2014), Powder Monkey (May 2013), Hockey Agony (January 2013) and The Golden Pathway (August 2010), and two children’s picture books, Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters (December 2015) and Angel’s Forever Home (March 2019), McDine’s adventures continue as she ignites the curiosity of children through reading. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, New York State Reading Association, and Family Reading Partnership.

Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention 5 & Younger, Story Monster Approval 2016

Powder Monkey ~ Purple Dragonfly Book 2015, 1st Place Historical Fiction, Story Monster Approval 2014

A Sandy Grave ~ Purple Dragonfly Book 2014 Awards 1st Place Picture Books 6 and Older, The Beach Book Festival 2014 Awards Honorable Mention, Story Monster Approval 2014

Hockey Agony ~ 2014 New England Book Festival Children’s Books Honorable Mention, Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention, Story Monster Approval 2014

The Golden Pathway ~ Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention Children K-3rd General, Literary Classics 2011 Silver Award Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Literary Classics 2011 Finalist Picture Book Early Reader, Literary Classics 2011 Seal of Approval Picture Book Early Reader, 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition – Honorable Mention – Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

Angel’s Forever Home ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

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