top of page
Swaby_Donn Swaby _3199 beige sweater smiling_edited.jpg


   Hello and welcome to my site!


    My love for children's books began during my early childhood. Every Saturday, my mother would take me and my brother to the local library. We'd both come out with a tall stack of books. 


    As I got older, I fell in love with novels such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory series. At the same time, my love for Indiana Jones films and the Star Wars film series sparked my lifelong love of reading science fiction, and non-fiction topics like archaeology, ancient civilizations, mythology and world cultures. 

     I'd discovered my passion for writing as an adolescent, starting with poetry, short stories and stage plays. As an adult, I've written music and restaurant reviews, interviews, arts and leisure articles for magazines and political blogs for Huffington Post.

    As a volunteer reader in elementary schools, I got to share with students some of my favorite authors, like the late author & illustrator Gerald McDermott, who elegantly captured the magic of folk tales from cultures around the world.

    Reading to students made me fall in love with the magic of children's books all over again. Before I knew it, I was writing stories specifically for children, falling into the categories of picture books and middle grade.

     While it is a joy to read to children, It is an honor and privilege to write stories for them.


    If you'd like to schedule an online reading event with me, please click on the School Visits page for info!

bottom of page