Friday, May 27, 2011

Meet Donna Peterson, author of The Misadventures of Phillip Isaac Penn, and Pip's alter ego

Hello, my name is Donna L. Peterson, I am the author of The Misadventures of Phillip Isaac Penn, and Pip's alter ego. I've been writing stories since I was 7 years old. The first story I wrote was a very somber, heart-wrenching tale about a lonely Christmas tree. My mother had me read it at our Christmas family gathering. Even though I was quite shy at that time, I was determined to be an author after the sound of their applause. As a teen, I kept a diary and wrote angst filled poetry that helped me get through those awkward years. In college I majored in journalism, but I soon found out that I preferred to make up my own stories rather than report the news. For 5 years I worked for a newspaper writing feature stories and I even wrote an Erma Bombeck style humor column called Kaleidoscope. I've since been working for the last 12 years for the Weiser School District at Park Intermediate School, where I enjoy writing stories about and for the children I work with on a daily basis.

About the author

Donna Peterson has enjoyed writing stories and poetry since the second grade. She has been published four times in the Idaho Magazine; wrote a weekly humor column, "Kaleidoscope," for the Three Rivers Chronicle; and she continues to write short stories for the children at Park Intermediate School, where she has been employed for the past twelve years. Two years ago, Donna took a children's literature class, which inspired her to finally publish her own stories.

Donna lives in Weiser, Idaho, with her husband, Brad, and her three-legged cat, Sam. Her son, Erik and his lovely wife, Shawna, live in Murray, Utah. Her other son, David, will be attending college in Japan next fall.

Writing has always been Donna's favorite pastime, so having her first children's book published is a dream come true.


Pam Torres said...

Hopping around to see who else is on the tour. Nice to meet you, Myra. Look forward to following!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Congratulations to Donna for the publication of her book.