I’m glad you’re here. My name is Donny Bailey Seagraves. I’m an American author of books for children and adults. I’m also a native of Athens, Georgia and for many years lived in the nearby small town of Winterville, the rural North Georgia setting for my first published children’s middle grade novel, Gone From These Woods, published by Penguin Random House. For more information about Gone From These Woods, scroll down or go here. Wondering how I got published by Penguin Random House without an agent? Read my article in The Writer Magazine.
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Gone From These Woods
Nothing has been the same for Daniel Sartain since that morning in the woods when Uncle Clay went down. Mom tries to hold the family together with her comfort and love. Mrs. Hardy, Daniel’s guidance counselor at school, offers a sanctuary in her office as she tries to help Daniel survive after losing his role model and best friend. At the same time, Daniel’s alcoholic father, Clay’s older brother, makes a tragic situation worse. The memory of that cold morning in the Georgia woods – and most of all the hurt – will stay with Daniel forever. But somehow, he must find a way to go on . . . for Uncle Clay . . . and for himself.
In Gone From These Woods, author Donny Bailey Seagraves, an Athens, Georgia native, deftly illustrates the culture and tradition of the American rural South and how one boy must learn to navigate this world.
About the Author
Donny Bailey Seagraves
Donny Bailey Seagraves is an American author living in Athens, Georgia, USA. Her debut middle grade novel, Gone From These Woods, was published by Penguin Random House. For many years, she has been a freelance writer with publication credits in numerous regional and national newspapers and magazines. When she’s not writing, Donny works in her business, Junebug Books and Collectibles, which she founded in 1998. To find out more about Donny, visit her About me page, Bio page, FAQs and Press Kit.
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Read Donny’s Breakthrough article in The Writer Magazine about how she got published by Random House without an agent.
Read Donny’s Athens Magazine article about the late Harriette Austin, beloved writing teacher.
Read Donny’s Athens Magazine article about the oldest rodeo Bronc rider, Harry Hancock, a native of Athens, GA.
Read Donny’s Chicago Tribune article about Brenda Mullis, who went from Winterville, GA abused wife to studying to be a Methodist Pastor.