Donny Bailey Seagraves is a native of Athens, Georgia, longtime resident of the nearby small town of Winterville, Georgia and currently lives in Cleveland, Tennessee with her husband Phillip and their cat, Casey. The Seagraves are parents to grown twins, Jenny and Greg. Donny studied journalism at the University of Georgia and has been a freelance writer for many years. Her writing, including fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in many regional and national publications including Athens Magazine, where she was a frequent contributor and bookshelf columnist and reviewer for several years, and the Chicago Tribune. Her professional affiliations include the SCBWI, Southern Breeze Region.

For many years, Donny has owned and operated Junebug Books (now called Junebug Books and Collectibles), an online used and collectible book business. In 2009, Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, published Donny's first novel, GONE FROM THESE WOODS, a children's middle grade novel for ages 9 - 12. In 2011, Random House Children's Books published the Yearling paperback edition of GONE FROM THESE WOODS. GFTW also is available as e-book editions, including for Kindle and Nook.

Donny has presented at writers' conferences, including the Harriette Austin Writers Conference, the Northwest Georgia Valley Writers Conference, and the SCBWI MD/DE/WV summer conference. She has spoken and/or conducted workshops at book festivals and trade shows and other venues, including The Southern Festival of Books, The AJC Decatur Book Festival, The Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute, The Georgia Reading Association and SIBA, plus schools including Barrow Elementary, Oconee County Middle School, and West Jackson Middle School. She enjoys speaking to children and adults and is available to teach writing workshops.

You will find more about author Donny Bailey Seagraves in Something About the Author, Volume 224, Facts and Figures About Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People and in Contemporary Authors, volume(s) 311, published by Gale.

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