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. Mrs. Hardy, Daniel’s guidance counselor, tries to help after Daniel loses his role model and best friend. Daniel’s alcoholic father just makes the situation worse. The memory of that cold morning will stay with Daniel forever. But somehow, he must find a way to go on . . . for Uncle Clay . . . and most of all, 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.

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Gone From These Woods

"The dynamics of the Sartain family are well-developed and genuine as a result of Daniel's authentic first-person narration. Seagraves' debut should leave readers weighing death, guilt and forgiveness."
-Publisher's Weekly

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About Me

Donny Bailey Seagraves


Donny Bailey Seagraves is an American author living in Athens, Georgia, USA. She has been a freelance writer for many years. Her debut middle grade novel, Gone From These Woods, was published by Penguin Random House. When she’s not writing, Donny works in her business Junebug Books and Collectibles. To find out more, visit Donny’s About Me page or her FAQs page. Got questions or comments? Send Donny an email.

A Sampling of my Published Writing

Read how I got published by Random House without an agent.
Read my Athens Magazine article about the late Harriette Austin.
Read my Athens Magazine article about Harry Hancock, the world's oldest Bronco Riding Cowboy
Read my Chicago Tribune article about Brenda Mullis of Winterville, GA

Other Books by Donny Bailey Seagraves

Finding Fiction in Your Own Backyard

Athens Writes

Spelling Bee

Cooking Southern With Annie D: A Seagraves Family Cookbook

Read My Latest Blog Posts

Interview With Literary Agent Jill Corcoran

SCBWI SpringMingle 2013 Blog Tour: Agent Jill Corcoran SCBWI SpringMingle 2013 Blog Tour: Agent Jill Corcoran by Donny Seagraves | Jan 24, 2013 | authors, Blog Book Tour, Conferences | 4 comments Today I have the pleasure of hosting

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Interview With Darcy Pattison

Interview With Darcy Pattison Author of The Book Trailer Manual by Donny Bailey Seagraves by Donny Seagraves | Aug 30, 2010 | authors | 1 comment My guest on Winterville Writer today is Darcy Pattison, author of 19

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