About Donna Jackel
In 2006, Donna decided to go solo. Her markets have included: Lilith, The Chicago Tribune, the Chronicle of Higher Education, CityLab, Next Avenue, AARP Bulletin and BBC Travel. In addition to writing articles and grants for nonprofit organizations, Donna taught writing to graduate students enrolled at the University of Rochester community health program.
With their daughter and son in college, Donna and her husband, Steve Dewhurst, have a semi-empty nest so there is more time for uninterrupted work.When Donna is not writing, she is hiking with her dogs, Sunny and Blizzard, gardening, studying creative nonfiction or horseback riding at Hidden Creek Farm.
Her volunteer work has included tutoring, membership with climate conservation, criminal justice and mental health organizations, visiting nursing homes with Sunny, a trained therapy dog, and writing pro bono for nonprofits.