I’m Donna Louise Sadd. Born and raised in New York, and now have 11 years under my belt living out in the woods in beautiful Central Texas Hill Country.

I was a copywriter and moved up to assistant to the president of a New York advertising agency, then went on to market my small businesses and those of others using well-crafted words.

Words have been my life. That’s why I shake my head now…I believe I’ve finally embarked on the road that I was meant to follow – Writing. Writing for children, big folk, business…simply writing!


I originally got the idea of writing my first children’s book while I was hanging out with my young nieces one day. We wondered why one of my newly adopted little dachshunds, Lucci (pronounced loochy) never gave smoochies, and I started rhyming verses while sketching the beginning pages of the children’s picture book, LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE. We had a ball, and I later finished the story and illustrations and had the book printed and bound for gifts.

Since publishing LUCCI on Amazon for family and friends, I have devoted myself to writing solely for children and learning the craft. I am a member of SCBWI, the Children’s Book Insider Clubhouse, a second-year participant of the 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, and have graduated from the following acclaimed writing for children courses:

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10 Responses to “About”

  1. ziggyshortcrust March 23, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Hi Donna, thanks for stopping by my blog. As requested, a Donna Elf is waiting to meet you. I hope you like her.

  2. Maria April 12, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    Hi Donna!

    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award! If you would like to accept just visit my blog 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • Donna L. Sadd April 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

      Thanks so much for this award Maria! I’m hard at work on today’s post where I’m recommending 5 bloggers but my freezing laptop is fighting me!

    • Maria June 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Hi Donna!

      You are very welcome! Keep going at it! I love reading your updates!

  3. madeinusa challenge (@MadeinUSABlog) May 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to check out more about your book! It sounds adorable and congrats on getting it published! I have often dreamed of publishing some children’s literature. I’ve actually written some stories starring my dogs for my son. I love forward to reading Lucci!

    • Donna L. Sadd May 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      I appreciate your leaving a comment and look forward to hearing back from you to learn what you and the kids thought about LUCCI. Enjoy!:0)

  4. shanesbookblog April 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award, If you don’t accept awards I completely understand But the rules say I have to inform the people I nominate so yea



    • Donna L. Sadd April 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      Thanks Shane. No, I don’t accept awards, but I truly appreciate the nod! :0)

  5. petrel41 August 2, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    Hi Donna, I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award.



    You don’t have to accept it 🙂 but I hope it helps your blog a bit 🙂


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