Three Times A Charm With Author Donna McDine

Three Times a Charm is a weekly feature that spotlights authors, illustrators, bloggers, agents, editors or promoters from the publishing industry.

This week we are joined by Donna McDine. Donna is a fellow author at Guardian Angel Publishing, a master promoter and a lifesaver. Here’s more on Donna:

Busiest woman in publishing? She’s at least in the running. Donna, tell us more about The Golden Pathway.
Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 – Top Ten - Children’s Books category – The Golden Pathway.
Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has two more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, The Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids and Publicist for the NWFCC from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Musing Our Children.

Busiest woman in publishing? She’s at least in the running. Donna, tell us more about The Golden Pathway.
The Golden Pathway is an historical fiction story about the Underground Railroad for ages 8-12 and a Global e-Book Awards Nominee.

Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa.

Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

PUBLISHER: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

I have to brag. I read illustrator, K.C. Snider’s copy of The Golden Pathway, in her kitchen while she got her hair trimmed. What a beautiful book and the story is so well told.  Very important story for children to hear.

Donna, as I mentioned, you are a media and promoting guru. Do you offer any services to us lesser beings?

Yes, I provide media release services through my company, Dynamic Media Release Services. Overwhelmed? Don't have time to write and post your media releases. Let the panic settle and don't fret any longer. Let Donna take the pressure off. Writing a media release requires a certain technique and online media distribution can be quite time consuming. Coupled with my Publicist Intern experience at the National Writing for Children Center and as former Marketing Manager at Stories for Children Magazine, I am uniquely positioned to help provide you with a topnotch media release.

We’ll discuss your good news and happenings to get a clear indication of your direction. Your valuable information will then be written into a dynamic media release. Even if you don't have publishing credits under your belt, announcing guest interviews or your topic of choice will help draw traffic and recognition to you and your writing blog.

Don't wait. Let Donna take the pressure off you today.

Contact information:
Donna McDine

Now, for the Threes. Share with us your top 3’s to help us know you a little better.

  • Top 3 snacks to munch on while working.
    1. Pretzels
    2. vanilla Oreos
    3. Tea

  • Top 3 leisure activities.
    1. Curling up on the couch with my family and watching a movie.
    2. Entertaining friends at home.
    3. Meditate

  • Top 3 songs on your play list.
    1. Marry Me by Train
    2. If I Should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen
    3. Make a Memory by Bon Jovi

What? No chocolate? Are you sure you’re a writer? Just joshing. Donna, where can our readers learn more about you, your writing, your ability to provide sanity in a crazy world?

Thank you so much, Donna, for joining us for Three Times A Charm and for sharing your beautiful book, The Golden Pathway with us.


  1. Hello Kai:

    Thank you for hosting me today. It's a pleasure to be here. Most of all thank you for your heartwarming introduction and support!

    Warm regards,

  2. Thank you for being part of Three Times! Best of luck with all that you are doing.

  3. I love learning more about people like Donna. She's such a dynamo. Thanks for the fun interview, Kai!

    Topsy Turvy Land

  4. Dynamo! What a great word to describe Donna. Glad you enjoyed the interview and thanks for stopping in!


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