Donna Goodrich

Donna Goodrich, Writer, Seminar Leader, Editor, Proofreader
Donna Goodrich, Writer, Seminar Leader, Editor, Proofreader

Donna Clark Goodrich is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and speaker living in Mesa, Arizona. She and her husband, Gary of 54 years, have three children and two granddaughters. Donna began the annual Arizona Christian Writers Seminar in 1981, which she led for seven years. The author of 24 books and over 700 short stories and articles, she enjoys teaches at Christian writers conferences. Her latest books are A Step in the Write Direction—the Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers and The Freedom of Letting Go. Donna says, “I write devotional and self-help books to encourage Christians in their daily walk with God, how-to books to train writers, biographies to tell other people’s stories, short stories and poetry for readers’ enjoyment, and personal experience articles to share how God has helped me through life situations.” Contact her at: dgood648@aol.com; www.thewritersfriend.net; or http://donna-goodrich.blogspot.com

Donna’s latest books are A Step in the Write Direction—the Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers and The Freedom of Letting Go. She also writes devotional and self-help books to encourage Christians in their daily walk with God, how-to books to train writers, biographies to tell other people’s stories, short stories and poetry for readers’ enjoyment, and personal experience articles to share how God has helped her through life situations.

Contact Donna:

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Website: http://thewritersfriend.net/

Blog: http://donna-goodrich.blogspot.com

Email: mailto:dgood648@aol.com

WRITING-RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 55 years proofreading, typing manuscripts, copy editing for writers and publishers
  • 2 years secretary to book editor, religious publishing house
  • 2 years associate editor, photographic trade magazine
  • 2 years newspaper columnist, reporter, proofreader
  • 3 months associate editor, Motorola (temporary assignment)
  • 6 months home and garden editor, regional magazine (temporary assignment)

PUBLICATIONS:

Over 700 fiction/nonfiction manuscripts published, along with the following books:

  • Through the Bible Puzzles (Standard Publishing), puzzle book
  • Brighten the Corner (Standard Publishing), woman’s devotional book
  • Dare to Be Different (Standard Publishing), junior devotional book
  • Help Me, Jesus (contributor, Standard Publishing), teen devotional book
  • Winning Souls Through the Sunday School (Beacon Hill Press) for S.S. teachers
  • Early Church Leaders (Alpha-Omega), 8th grade textbook
  • I, II, III Peter (Alpha-Omega), 12th grade textbook
  • How to Set Up & Run a Typing Service (John Wiley & Sons)
  • How to Set Up & Run a Tax Preparation Service (John Wiley & Sons)
  • Teacher Tune-Ups (Gospel Publishing), Sunday school teachers’ devotional book
  • Hymn Lovers Favorite (Warner Press), perpetual calendar with hymns and Scripture
  • Michigan/Ohio Cookbooks (Golden West Publishers)
  • The Other Side of Broken, biography of Dave Clark (he self-published)
  • Healing in God’s Time biography of Dave Clark, songwriter (Believe Books)
  • A Step in the Write Direction—the Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers
  • (UpWrite Books); also Student Edition of this book
  • Preparing Your Heart for Christmas – Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas, 2011
  • Celebrate Christmas (edited compilation), Hidden Brook Press
  • The Freedom of Letting Go, Comfort Publishing (2012)
  • Grandmother, Mother and Me…Memories, Poetry and Good Food (edited
  • compilation), Hidden Brook Press, 2012
  • Grandfather, Father and Me… (edited compilation), Hidden Brook Press, 2013
  • The Little Book of Big Laughs (joke book) Harvest House Publishers, 2014
  • Rhyme Time Bible for Little Ones, Harvest House Publishers, January 2016
  • How to Organize & Lead a Christian Writers’ Club…Critique Group…Conference (self-published)

WRITING ACTIVITIES:

*   Founded annual Arizona Christian Writers Seminar in 1982; led for 7 years.

*   Hold one- and two-day writers workshops; taught at other conferences.

*   Member of Tuesday’s Children, professional writers critique group