English Literature Major and Journalism Minor, Donna’s first job was writing for the Enterprise Newspaper in Westchester County, New York. She has always been fascinated by the written word and the smell of newsprint. Both her father and grandfather were printers. She grew up around ink, creativity and fabulous food. After working at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan as a Tour and Travel Manager, she worked at several ad agencies building her account management skills. Later while a young Mother, she worked for several nursery schools and part time at her husband’s publishing company while raising two children. She is currently the President/Owner of a small publishing company, Donnin Publishing; she has been a contributor to a Gannett Food Blog, “Small Bites”; AOL’s Nyack-Piermont, Pearl River, New City and Nanuet Patch, a community-specific news and information online platform; www.haverstrawlife.com; Rivertown Magazine; www.rocklandlife.com and works part time for Scene International advertising for special projects. She is currently a Co-Chair of a local CSA–Cropsey Community Farm in New City, NY, calls “sauce” gravy and has Co-Chaired the Cultural Arts Festival at the JCC of Rockland. Her son studied finance in Rhode Island, and her daughter is finishing up her study in Communications. Her two mini-dachshunds are always at her feet and her husband is her best friend and biggest fan. To reach Donna Schmidt email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.