Coming up ...
2019 bookings ...
** KNIGHTSTOWN SORORITY: April 9. "It's All About the Story."
** NEW CASTLE: April 12: Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service hosts "The News Girls Luncheon," featuring me, Tina West and Sandy Moore.
** MOTHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET: May 4, Veedersburg Christian Church. "Mother and daughter stories."
** MOTHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET: Brookville, Baptist Church Mother and Daughter Banquet. Stories from a daughter, granddaughter and mother.
Indiana artist Marilyn Witt created the cover for both of my books. This is the second, which is second in a series about the fictional life of a woman who starts over in her small, Hoosier hometown. If you would like an autographed copy, send $17.79, which includes book, tax and postage to: Donna Cronk 8754 Carriage Lane Pendleton, IN 46064
Sophie, Billy and Ivy Walker of Walker County with my book at the fall 2016 Pumpkin Fest at Whitetail Tree Farm near Springport, Indiana. The Walkers live and write music in Nashville, Tennessee, and open for topnotch country music groups all over the U.S.A. The family is from Sulphur Springs, Indiana. I've written about them for many years in the newspaper and in her magazine for women.
NEW for 2019: "It's all about the story!"
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS tell the stories of our lives.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
WHAT'S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Go ahead and tell us!
BLOOM BEFORE YOU'RE PLANTED. What are you waiting for?
SO YOU WANT TO PUBLISH A BOOK. Tips and things to consider.
WHAT'S YOUR CLUE? For kids or kids at heart.
I can tailor a program for your occasion. Contact Donna: email@example.com.
• Associated Press Managing Editors Newswriting Contest, multiple awards.
• LifeStream Services Award for coverage, body of work.
• Mental Health Association state award, story of the year.
• Honorary Henry County Extension Homemaker.
• First recipient Henry County Extension Homemakers Friend of Extension Award.
Christy Ragle, founder of WholeHeart Communications: "Often laugh-inducing and subsequently thought-provoking, you won't want to miss this journey to 'That Sweet Place.'"
Roger Ambrose of Kansas: "I have finished both books, really enjoyed them and look forward to any more you decide to write, Thanks for writing them, God Bless you and your family!"
Debbie McCray, Ohio Christian writer and blogger: "... The twists and turns of the story with humor sprinkled throughout remind us of the struggles and victories in our lives ... Samantha's story encourages us in our faith walk that God does have that sweet place for each one of us."
Kirkus Review: "The short, snappy
chapters will keep readers turning pages, and a climactic courtroom scene offers several surprises ... a terrific debut, which also
includes a separate list of the recipes mentioned in the story. A lovely Midwestern tale that’s as cozy and charming as a B&B."
-- On Sweetland of Liberty Bed & Breakfast