About Me

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My name is Donna Keeley and I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 12 years old.

However due to low self-confidence the thought of putting my scribblings through the rounds of rejection from the publishing houses scared me too much. The dream was shelved as I went off to college.

A marriage, a successful career, and two boys followed. When I was facing a lay-off shortly after the birth of my second son I decided to leave the corporate world and work as an independant consultant. It was a great time as I learned what I needed to know about running a business. I had solid work until my youngest son was diagnosed high-functioning autistic at 3 years old.

Down came the business and I put on my “therapy mom” hat. All my time and effort were spent giving this child every opportunity I could and preparing him for school. Even during his early school years I was on-call in case of violent behavior. It’s been rough but I’ve never doubted my son’s capabilities. He’s now in a program where school is a positive place for him. It cost me my marriage, but it was worth it.

As I tried to edge back into the work world the recession hit and everyone was suffering. I don’t even count in the unemployment statistics because I’ve been out of the workforce for so long. And after fighting so hard for my son’s welfare I found that I wasn’t afraid of rejection anymore. I had grown more self-confidant in my abilities.

I’m a total geek and have been watching the digitial revolution change the entrenched movie, TV, and music business. It’s definitely a plus for the creators since they can directly connect to their audience without all the middle-men who take profit from their creations. In 2011, Amazon sold more e-books than physical books and I knew that self-publishing was going to take advantage of this.

When I started down this road I was fortunate to find SelfPublishing.com and their wonderful staff who are there to support writer-publishers as much or as little as they desire. When my Book Coach, Phil, stated that self-publishing is a business I immediatley knew what he was talking about. It wasn’t just the writing of the book, it was also the promoting, selling, and accounting that goes with it. Since I was able to run a consulting business, I figured I was ahead of the game.

So here we are, on my web site about the books I’m writing. I thank you for being here and I hope you enjoy what I’m creating. I look forward to the adventure.