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Article by GLVWG Newsletter Chair – Sandra Almonte


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Donna Brennan will be doing a workshop Saturday morning at the GLVWG Write Stuff Conference™ , March 23, 2019 titled Strengthening Your Writing. In the afternoon, she will be presenting on Getting Started Writing for Magazines and Putting Off Procrastination.

In her spare time, Donna enjoys daydreaming, walking, reading, and trying to catch up on all the Law and Order episodes. She used to enjoy playing FreeCell and Spider Solitaire, but had to give them up since they are addictive.

In 2017, Donna’s husband Jeff bought a restaurant in St. Croix. But their youngest two boys (twins) had two more years of high school and their daughter was commuting to college (still is), so Donna and Jeff now have a long distance marriage. Jeff came home five times last year, and Donna went down to visit him twice—once with the kids and once by herself. They both look forward to when the twins are in college and Donna can visit pretty much whenever she wants, for as long as she wants.

Donna was born and raised in Rahway, New Jersey and went to Rutgers College in New Brunswick to study communications. Twelve years later she went back to Rutgers for her computer science degree. She became a stay-at-home mom after her twins were born (with four kids, day care was cost prohibitive), and finally started to pursue her writing career a few years after that.

In March of 2019, a collection of her short stories will be self-published and available for sale at the conference. She has two novels she hopes to have published in the near future. An agent and two publishers have shown interest, so she’s keeping optimistic.

Since 2010, Donna has been helping out and/or instructing at writer’s conferences. She enjoys sharing what she’s learned and encouraging others.

She’s currently in the process of creating her website, www.DegunkingLife.com, where she plans to give advice on getting the junk and clutter out of your life, living space, and diet. She hopes her website inspires people to be the best they can be and to have a positive effect on the world around them.

Donna lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her three youngest kids (all taller than her) and their cat.


Visit her website at www.DegunkingLife.com. She’d love to get feedback on what you think.


Sandra Almonte

Sandra Almonte is a Certified Fitness Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Health and Wellness Coach. Passionate about the wellness and fitness fields, she decided to try freelance Copywriting in 2009. Since then she has helped companies write compelling copy for their products and services both in print and online while still training and coaching clients who are looking for healthier lifestyles.

When she’s not immersed in a good writing course or reading a book; she’s hiking or on a long walk with her dog. Sandra also enjoys spending time with her other pets (cat and bunny), bike riding, and volunteering for good causes.

You can visit her website at TheWellnessCopywriter.com