Author Donny Bailey Seagraves

Donny Bailey Seagraves is an American author of books for children and adults. She is a native of Athens, Georgia and for many years lived in the nearby small town of Winterville, the setting for her debut children's middle-grade novel, Gone From These Woods, published by Penguin Random House. Donny's latest book is Cooking With Annie D: Southern Recipes Seasoned With Seagraves and Pettyjohn Family History.

Donny attended the University of Georgia, where she majored in Journalism. She is a longtime freelance writer with regional and national publication credits that include: The Writer, Chicago Tribune, Mature Living, and Athens Magazine, where she freelanced for 20 years.

A popular speaker, Donny has presented at the Harriette Austin Writers Conference, SCBWI MD/DE/WV Regional Conference, and the Northwest Georgia Valley Writers Conference. Other speaking engagements have included The Southern Festival of Books, The AJC Decatur Book Festival, the Georgia Reading Association, SIBA, and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Georgia.

Donny is a professional member of SCBWI and the Georgia Writers Registry and is a former City of Winterville Councilmember, Mayor Pro-Tem, and Interim Mayor. She has previously served on the boards of the Winterville Marigold Festival, Friends of the Winterville Library, the Athens Regional Library Boomers, and the Athens Area Council on Aging.

When she's not writing, Donny works in her used and rare book business, Junebug Books and Collectibles, which she founded in 1998.

Read more about Donny Bailey Seagraves in Gale's Something About the Author, Volume 224, Facts and Figures About Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People and in Contemporary authors, Volume(s) 311, published by Gale. You can find these books in your local library.

More Information About Donny Bailey Seagraves

Photos of Author Donny Bailey Seagraves
Press Kit
Books for Adults by Donny Bailey Seagraves
Books for Children by Donny Bailey Seagraves
Junebug Books and Collectibles
SCBWI Professional Member Profile
Georgia Writers Registry (Search or scroll until you see my listing.)
Donny's The Writer magazine article about how she got published
Athens Banner-Herald article: Author's First Published Novel Has Athens Ties
Oglethorpe Echo article: Seagraves Works on Novels and Winterville History