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Donna Cook
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Author of the epic fantasy novels Gift of the Phoenix and The Lost Branch.
Author of the epic fantasy novels Gift of the Phoenix and The Lost Branch.

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A portion of ash stuck on the altar at the Rock of Light reveals a mysterious new threat. Corren embarks on a perilous quest for the secrets of a long-extinct branch of the Order. In his absence, a menacing illness threatens the extinction of the earth…

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Authors who have never worked with an editor before sometimes come into the process with a few (or a lot of) misconceptions. While I do my best as editor to clear things up from the get go, I think it’s worthwhile for authors to be educated about the…

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Hello my peeps! Thanks for your patience as I kicked my own trash trying to get the next book ready for you. :) (In case you don’t already know, the book is called The Lost Branch and is the follow up to Gift of the Phoenix.) The good news is the book…

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That’s pretty much the theme around my house these days. You see, I’m in the middle of final edits for The Lost Branch (oh, yes I am!) and have been spending pretty much all day, every day in front of the computer for weeks. My children and husband have…

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In case you’re wondering where I’ve gone, I’m back just long enough to tell you. I’m deep in the final edits of my next book, The Lost Branch. I was very fortunate to be able to take almost all of the summer off work (i.e. from client work), which is good…

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I was having a bit of a crisis not too long ago. You see, I’ve gone through a rather major life upheaval over the last year. Some long-held, long-cherished beliefs were cast into a new light, and cast aside. I’ve learned new things about human psychology…

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In my work as an editor, I often run into authors who aren’t familiar with the MS Word Track Changes feature. It’s easy to learn, even for the technologically challenged. Rather than divide this tutorial into parts, which seems common, I put everything…

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Every spring, the Idaho Writers Guild hosts the Idaho Writers and Readers Rendezvous. I love this conference. It’s small and intimate–meaning you get to chat with pretty much anyone you want, including the presenters–is well organized, and has plenty to…

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I feel kinda bad talking about my short story, “The Chocolate Shoe”, winning an award since it’s not anywhere you can read it yet. But only kinda. Mainly, I’m excited. :) This is the second award this story has received. The first time was under my…

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Gift of the Phoenix hit the Top 100 Teen Fantasy books on Amazon today! This epic fantasy adventure is for teens and adults, and has won several awards, including First Place Fantasy in the North American Book Awards. Check it out, if you haven't already! :)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ERRF5I
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