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Donna Cronk commented on the blog post 'Supporting indie bookstores in the new publishing era'
"About three years ago, my women's group was preparing to do a new study on a book. I decided to support the local bookstore across the street from my workplace and even though I knew it would cost more, I ordered the book there. (They did not…"
Apr 16, 2013
Donna Cronk is now a member of She Writes
Feb 22, 2013

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Who I am:
I am a 30-year newspaper reporter/editor and for 23 years have been lifestyles (Neighbors) Editor at The Courier-Times in New Castle. I am also editor of the full-color quarterly HER MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN. I have freelanced for various magazines through the years. I recently wrote my first novel and am looking to self-publish. Right now, my main hobby is getting the book ready and finding the right self-publisher and timing to launch it. I am married (34 years) and have two adult sons and one daughter-in-law. I am active in my church and co-leader of a women's life / Bible study group.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Facebook: Donna Jobe Cronk
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My first book is ready ... maybe.
At least I am ready to take the next step toward getting it published. It is called "Sweetland of Liberty." It is a fictional story of a widow who buys the nicest house in her hometown, moves there, and opens a bed and breakfast. But not everyone is happy about that.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
1. The Courier-Times (daily newspaper, New Castle, Ind.)
2. HER MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN (quarterly women's magazine, east-central Indiana distribution and interests.)
My writing is:
Fiction, Journalism
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
The Courier-Times; her magazine for women
Services I offer to other writers:
Uncertain at this time.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Attending Midwest Writers Workshop in July
My professional associations:
1. Hoosier State Press Association: Have won numerous awards for various aspects of journalism including feature writing, feature pages, column writing.
2. Indiana Managing Editors Awards: Have received several awards from this annual contest for jouralsim.
I found out about She Writes from:
Friend / writer / blogger Cheryl K. Bennett

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At 6:42am on March 17, 2013, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book

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At 1:28pm on February 24, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Donna, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.

Hope you’re enjoying exploring SheWrites, and best of luck with your writing.

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters, (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 7:48pm on February 22, 2013, Caitlyn Levin said…



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