Saturday, September 30, 2017

Heartbeat Interrupted is Live!

Good morning on this beautiful last day of September 2017

My novel, Heartbeat Interrupted, the sequel to Between Heartbeats, is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions. To view all of my books, click on the link or go to Amazon Books and type in Donelle Knudsen.
Excerpt from Chapter One:
  Diana dropped her backpack on the terminal floor and fell into Emily’s outstretched arms. James, her husband, edged in, encircled the women with his arms, and said, “No one will ever hurt us again. No one.”
  The airport crowd thinned, leaving the family huddled in the middle of the concourse. When Diana lifted her head, she saw the blue eyes that had visited her childhood dreams: her mother’s eyes, which were now damp with tears of joy.
   “I’ve waited eighteen years to hear your voice and see your beautiful face.” Emily swallowed. “I almost gave up, but God told me to hold on even when all hope was gone.”
  “Mother.” Diana leaned into the cleft of Emily’s shoulder to fit like a puzzle piece and complete the perfect picture of mother and daughter.

Link to Amazon Books Donelle Knudsen

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Heartbeat Interrupted, Book Two of the Heartbeat Series Coming Soon

I am excited to announce news about my second novel in the Heartbeat Series. My new publisher, Seiders House Publishing, is releasing Heartbeat Interrupted this fall. Follow Diana's journey which continues where Between Heartbeats left off.

Kidnapped from the hospital nursery, Diana Baker concentrates on bonding with her newly-found birth parents. Her family seeks to bring Roberta Baker, the nurse who had stolen Diana and raised her for eighteen years, to justice. Diana, eager to begin a new life, struggles with Roberta’s intrusions and pressure from her boyfriend to make a commitment. What will she do to stay true to her heart while legal entanglements and emotional tug-of-wars threaten to tear her family apart?

Stay tuned for updates and links to purchase in paperback and Kindle.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fellow writer, Andrea Murray, is spotlighting me today on her website. Thank you, Andrea, for letting me share a little about my life as a writer, as well as news about my three books: Through the Tunnel of Love, A Mother's and Daughter's Journey with Anorexia, novel, Between Heartbeats, and its soon-to-be-released sequel, Heartbeat Interrupted. Click on the Author Spotlight link below.

Author Spotlight

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Interview on Eleanor Parker Sapia's Blog: The Writing Life

Today I have the privilege of being the guest author on Eleanor Parker Sapia's blog: The Writing Life. Becoming a writer doesn't happen overnight. For me it has been a life-long process. Eleanor's insightful questions helped me to come out of my shell and talk about a variety of topics and how writing has opened a whole new world for me.

The Writing Life Blog by Eleanor Parker Sapia

Monday, November 28, 2016

Writing Sequels - The Promise of More to Come

After completing my first novel, Between Heartbeats, I decided to write a three-part series. Publishers love it and if the reader enjoys the first book, it is likely he/she will stay with the author. It's a win-win!

The cover reveal for Heartbeat Interrupted will be coming soon. It is the sequel to Between Heartbeats and Book Two of the Heartbeat Series. It is in the hands of my editor and if the schedule goes as planned Heartbeat Interrupted will be available on Amazon and in local bookstores through Seiders House Publishing shortly after the first of the year.

I am about halfway through the first draft of Book Three in the Heartbeat Series. It is a departure from the first two in that my heroine, Diana, who is twenty years older, finds herself enmeshed in a baffling mystery surrounding an estate built during the Civil War era. There are many supernatural qualities to it, so it is a Gothic/Urban Fantasy.

I love writing, because I'll never be too old to write; I won't have to retire or wonder what to do in my spare time. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover

I'd like to share my author friend, Sahar Abdulaziz's, Tuesday blog. It contains faccinating information about how to choose a book cover, plus so much more...


Sahar's Monday Morning ‪#‎Blog‬ on ‪#‎Tuesday‬ !

Truth be told, nothing does it for me more than seeing a book cover finally come to fruition. It is the single most visible telltale sign that a book is close to completion and will formally have a home and name.

A Writer's Journey

I'm giving a big thank you and a shout-out to Susan Faw for granting me an interview.

Today's author spotlight is shining on Donelle Knudsen!
Author Spotlight - Donelle Knudsen - SUSAN FAW

Today’s author spotlight has found Donelle Knudsen, the native Oregonian wandering the dusty trails ...