Donna J. Shepherd, writer, speaker, and singer, looks at everyday life and finds God's fingerprints everywhere. She is a columnist for The Dabbling Mum, NABBW, and CWAHM. Her articles and poetry have been published in Reminisce Extra, Just Between Us, Guideposts for Kids, Wee Ones, and more. Her devotionals appear in Daily Grace for Women (Honor Books), Anytime Prayers for Everyday Moms (Warner Books), and The Best Grandma in the World (Howard Books) to name a few.
Donna’s first book for children, Topsy Turvy Land (Hidden Pictures Publishing), has been described by one reviewer as "a perfect read for young children."
For activity sheets, coloring pages, puzzles, and more, click the link for each book.
NEW! "Where Is Salami?" Illustrated by Jack Foster: Beth's little brother has so many pets, he's lost track of a few! In "Where Is Salami?"children will delight in finding the animals in the vibrant illustrations and discovering hidden items on every page. Humorous rhymes entertain and inform with fun facts about the creatures. Of course, the animals all show up in the end - or do they? http://www.whereissalami.blogspot.com/ Bradybug: In a book that's both fact-filled and fun, a ladybug compares the words used to describe male and female animals. Lyrical rhymes and Kit Grady's charming illustrations tell a delightful story of a spirited little bug who provides a unique perspective on why names can be deceiving. Suggested readers age- 4-8. http://www.bradybugbook.blogspot.com/ No More Gunk & OUCH! Sunburn: In No More Gunk!, short, playful rhymes and Kevin Scott Collier's humorous illustrations help children learn in a fun way the importance of proper dental hygiene. Tooth Tips encourage children to take care of their teeth. In Ouch! Sunburn!, snappy rhymes, along with the 15 colorful and fun illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier, help children see the need to protect their skin in the sun. Sun Safety Tips in the back of the book reinforce the book's theme. http://www.nomoregunk.blogspot.com/ Poodle and Doodle: Angel, a twelve-pound prissy poodle, is none too happy when Leah brings home Scruffy, a seventy-five pound clumsy Labradoodle. Why ever would Leah want another pet when she had the perfect dog already? Children will love the humorous rhymes. Keep a sharp lookout for hidden bones in the delightful illustrations by Jack Foster. Suggested readers age: 2-5. http://www.poodleanddoodle.blogspot.com/ Topsy Turvy Land: Come visit a place of peace and whimsy where green monkeys and singing snakes live. Children will delight in the lyrical rhymes and vibrant illustrations while searching for the hidden hearts. Full of fun from beginning to end. http://www.topsyturvyland.com/ Sully's Topsy Tale: The final picture book in the Topsy Tales trilogy features a jazz loving, bebopping, singing snake suffering with laryngitis. What's an independent snake that only sings solos to do? While waiting for his voice to return, Sully learns to appreciate the talents of others and the value of friendship. Suggested age for readers: 2-6. http://www.sullystopsytale.blogspot.com/ Dotty's Topsy Tale (1935137557): Dotty's Topsy Tale features Dotty, a pink hippo that doesn't quite fit in. With help from her best friend, Chizzy, she finds she can be happy with herself no matter what her color. The book introduces a purple baby hippo, Violet, to gently explore the topic of discrimination. Suggested age for readers 2-5. http://www.dottystopsytale.blogspot.com/ Chizzy's Topsy Tale: In Chizzy's Topsy Tale, whimsical rhymes speed Chizzy and Dotty into the jungle on a whirlwind search for tempting fruit. Kevin Scott Collier illustrates Chizzy's rollicking escapades with a deft and humorous touch. Solid values, like helping a friend in need and minding Momma, make Chizzy's Topsy Tale a wonderful read-aloud choice. Suggested age for readers: 2-6. http://www.chizzystopsytale.blogspot.com/
Have you always wanted to write but haven’t known where to start?
Is it your desire to write articles and devotionals for magazines and books?
Have you written a book, or would like to, but have no idea what step to take next?
Has fear paralyzed you and kept you from writing or submitting your pieces?
Greater Harvest Workshops are designed to move you closer to your goal of becoming a working writer and published author. Taught by Donna Shepherd, an author and speaker, and novelist Linore Rose Burkard, these workshops, along with hands-on training, will motivate you to step up to the next level!