Meet author Donnah Cole

Donnah Cole is a curious author who loves exploring different themes and motifs. She dives headfirst into the research, production, and fine-tuning of the stories felt most worthy of sharing. Donnah holds a Master of Arts degree in Health Education & Promotion from East Carolina University, a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from Western Carolina University. She enjoys spending time with family, serving others in her church, playing the piano, and quilting.

Tell us about your newest book.

The Monarch Fields is the sequel to The Popcorn Fields, a two-book faith-based romance series set between Iowa and Nebraska. The romantic saga begins with Taryn McPherson attempting to focus on her teaching career and healing from her past. Her intentions are challenged when Rhett Huxley, a Nebraskan cowboy, returns for summer employment on her family’s Iowan farm. Rhett aspires to repay his college debt and answer God’s call to serve as an international missionary. The last thing he needs is a beautiful distraction. Will past regrets, diverging life paths, and the return of one sinister man impede their chance at love?

What genre do you focus on?

My focus is on Christian Inspirational Romance because I love to develop realistic romantic stories which incorporate godly precepts.

Why do you write?

My number one writing objective is to draw readers closer to God.

Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?

My main characters in The Monarch Fields are Taryn and Rhett. The names have a romantic feel to them. I discovered Taryn’s name by watching a young violinist on YouTube, and Rhett’s name has been on a personal list of favorite names I have saved through the years.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?

I work a full-time job in healthcare, so my writing schedule is probably a couple of hours per day. Lord willing, upon retirement from healthcare, I hope to spend more time writing.

What is the hardest part of being an author?

The hardest part of being a writer is not so much the writing process, but rather revolves around marketing my books. Being an Indie author makes this task quite challenging. It requires a mindset of perseverance and patience. There is no success without hardship.

What’s the best part of your author’s life?

The best part of my author’s life is the joy found through fulfilling God’s call to write and seeing the creativity (which He provides) flow forth.

What’s one thing your readers should know about you?

God did not wake me up today to be average.

What is your favorite pastime?

Besides writing, I love to sew/quilt (inherited from my Grandmother Alma).

Do you have other books? We’d love to know.

My writing journey began many years ago when I would submit short stories to I was blessed to have two stories, Too Late to Say and The MartinDell Motel published by Faithwriters in Journey of Faith and Come Away with Me. I then self-published two children’s books, Paddle On and I Wonder before moving back into the adult realm, self-publishingThe Popcorn Fields and The Monarch Fields.

What are you working on now?

I am in the beginning stages of writing my third romance novel which will be set in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains, my homeplace.


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