ABOUT MOIRA DONOHUE

  • Moira Rose Donohue began writing for children after her defection from the practice of banking law. Since then, she has published over 30 books, with more to come. Most of what she writes is nonfiction because she love learning about new things–like animals, history and people.

    Scholastic Children’s Press published GREAT WHITE SHARKS (a Junior Library Guild selection) and BEAVERS in 2018, as well as two books about Gettysburg in 2019. With National Geographic Kids, she has written several true animal chapter books including PARROT GENIUS, DOG ON A BIKE, and MY BEST FRIEND IS A DOLPHIN , and LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF THE RAIN FOREST (2017). Also released in 2017 was THE INVASION OF NORMANDY with North Star Editions (another Junior Library Guild selection). 

    Moira also wrote two series of biographies for the educational market with State Standards Publishing, Inc.; a biography about Lyndon Johnson with ABDO, which received a starred review from Booklist in 2016 and two books about animated punctuation marks, ALFIE THE APOSTROPHE and PENNY AND THE PUNCTUATION BEE, both with Albert Whitman. And there are many more coming soon!

    She’s originally from New York City, but now lives in St. Petersburg, FL. She loves hockey, tap dancing, old movies, and dogs. Moira is represented by Jennifer Unter of The Unter Agency. Please visit Moira’s website at www.moirarosedonohue.net 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • NONFICTION–It’s All True!
    Children’s writers are the most generous people–sometimes I can’t believe how many have helped me in my journey. I started writing fiction for children and never thought about writing nonfiction. But then I wrote a series of biographies and found that I couldn’t stop writing nonfiction. I learn so much when I write about new topics. And nonfiction comes with its plot already set! Of course, I do lose sleep sometimes about whether I have researched enough. But I think that is part of the territory! I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing.

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