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
    35 books, with more to come, including LIONS & CHEETAHS & RHINOS, OH
    MY! (2020) and STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY (2021), both with Sleeping Bear Press. Most of what she
    writes is nonfiction because she love learning about new things–like animals,
    history and people.



    Scholastic Children’s Press published TREE FROGS (starred review from Booklist); GREAT WHITE SHARKS (a Junior
    Library Guild selection); and BEAVERS, as well as two books about
    Gettysburg and one about the Constitution. 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 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 her 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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