About Donna

Author Bio



Donna Campbell Smith writes from her home in Franklin County, NC. Her published works include young reader books Pale as the Moon, An Independent Spirit, Bear Song and Puddin’ Tain. She also has published four non-fiction books: The Book of Miniature Horses, The Book of Draft Horses, The Book of Mules and The Book of Donkeys. Her latest books have been cozy mysteries: In the Garden with the Pruning Shears and In the Library with the Dictionary.

In addition, Donna works as a freelance writer and photographer for various print and online publications including Back Home Magazine, Grit Gazette, Our State, Carolina Country, Boys Life, Young Rider, The Horse, and Western Mule.

Donna was named 2011 Artist of the Year by Franklin County Arts Council and has received awards for writing and photography.

School Visits and Writing Workshops


Donna is available for school author visits and writing workshops. 

Her school presentations include discussion about the history and origin of the wild horses that still roam free on the Outer Banks, Native People who lived on the coast of North Carolina at the time of the first exploration by Europeans and colonial life at the onset of the American Revolution or a writing workshop.

Adult writing workshop include Writing Your Family Stories, The Road to Getting Published and How to Self-Publish Your Book.

Contact Donna by emailing donnacampbellsmith@gmail.com for more info and fees.