Donny Bailey Seagraves is a native of Athens, Georgia, a long time resident of the nearby small town of Winterville, Georgia and presently lives with her husband Phillip and their cat, Casey in Cleveland, Tennessee, about 30 miles from Chattanooga. The Seagraves are parents to grown twins, Jenny and Greg, and grandparents to George.
Donny studied journalism at the University of Georgia and has been a freelance writer for many years. Her writing, including fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in many regional and national publications including Athens Magazine, where she was a frequent contributor and bookshelf columnist and reviewer for several years, and the Chicago Tribune. Her professional affiliations include the SCBWI, Mid-South Region. To view her SCBWI professional profile, go here.
For many years, Donny has owned and operated Junebug Books and Collectibles, an online only business. In 2009, Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, published Donny’s first novel, Gone From These Woods, a children’s middle grade novel for ages 9 – 12. In 2011, Random House Children’s Books published the Yearling paperback edition of Gone From These Woods.
Donny has presented at writers’ conferences, including the Harriette Austin Writers Conference, the Northwest Georgia Valley Writers Conference, and at book festivals and trade shows, including The Southern Festival of Books, The AJC Decatur Book Festival, the Georgia Reading Association and SIBA, plus schools including Barrow Elementary, Oconee County Middle School, and West Jackson Middle School. She enjoys speaking to children and adults and is available to teach writing workshops.
A member of the Georgia Writers Registry, Donny also has served on the Boomer Advisory Board and the Friends of the Winterville Library Board. She is a former member of the Winterville City Council where she served as Mayor Pro Tem and Acting Mayor.
For more information, email Donny at firstname.lastname@example.org.