MEET OUR AUTHORS
“Life is better if you do what you love and share your joy with others.”
Donna grew up on a farm in the misty Clinch River valley of the Smoky Mountains. She now lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters (when they aren’t away at college), dog, and cat, and loves to hike near the Potomac River.
Donna loves the natural world both as a hiker and scientist and this figures heavily in her books. She loves exploring the “what if’s” of science and tries to make the science fiction in her novels plausible and logical. She has a doctorate in biology and has taught students from middle school to college. She is an award-winning technical writer/editor and has co-authored/edited dozens of ecological risk assessments and other scientific books and articles. While she views her work as an applied scientist as problem-solving fun, what she really loves is to explore imaginary worlds and share her intriguing stories.
A few years ago, a serious illness caused her to look at her life afresh. She decided to focus her time and attention more on spiritual growth and joyful living. This led her to return to an earlier love, fiction writing—having fun with science. She spent the next few years honing her fiction writing skills and transitioning into her new career as a sci-fi/fantasy writer.
Learn more by visiting the Donna's website: www.dkreed.com
David G. Hanrahan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936. His Irish work ethic began early. When he was fourteen, Hanrahan started his first business venture selling freshly baked soft pretzels in front of the Graham Avenue and Grand Street movie theaters.
By the time he finished college, he had wrapped shirts in a laundry, sold a new German beer entry into the New York market, was a mailman for the Christmas rush in the old Brooklyn Postal Zone 11 and did a stint as an elevator operator in the United States Steel Building on Wall Street. Hanrahan is a graduate of the prestigious Brooklyn Technical High school.
He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design in 1958. He received the Organization of the Army medal and was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate. While in the Army, Hanrahan graduated from the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia and the Jungle Warfare School in Fort Sherman, Panama Canal Zone.
After 5 years in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Captain, he attended Boston University Law School where he received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1966. He served on the Boston University Law Review where he was elected to the position of Note Editor.
Married with two young children while attending law school full time, Hanrahan worked as a reporter for the Quincy Patriot Ledger. He spent one year as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. before returning to Boston to begin his career as a Boston trial lawyer. Hanrahan, a distinguished trial attorney, is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
David is the author of two books previous to joining PFP, Downsized and A Deadly Recollection. David's next novel, Sanctuary, will be released through Purple Finch Press in early 2019.
You can hear David talk about his career and writing on 'All In with Pauline Hawkins,' here.