Donna Sager Cowan
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
As the youngest child in a large family, Donna felt lost in the crowd. She entertained herself by making up stories and friends to play with. By age 5, Donna had taught herself to read, and that began her imaginative journey to dreamy castles with princes and fairy godmothers.
Donna is a grandmother, random fact-finder, and encourager. And, yes, she believes she’s a superhero.
She lives in California with her family and four cats. (Sadly, no mice like Simon.)
Follow The Superhero School series at DonnaSagerCowan.com
Author of the Superhero School series, with 3 of 8 available, plus a new Ricky Rent, Street Rat series, and Simon & Patty’s Super Secret Guide Book
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Crowning the King, Ricky Rent, Street Rat series
This is a spin-off series from the Superhero School series with Ricky Rent as the main, wise-cracking, irritable character.
It was inspired by fans request to know more about Ricky and what he is up to next.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write by hand to create the story, then convert to text for edits. I host a few writing groups, my own podcast, The Writer’s Parachute, as well as editing, ghostwriting, and coaching others from idea to book.
My creative process is always challenging since my characters feel like friends….interrupting my sleep, demanding time and attention, or auditioning for greater parts. I enjoy letting my imagination play and explore new worlds, ideals, and attitudes.
What are you working on now?
Book 4, With the Heart of a Hero, the Superhero School series
Freddy finally gets his moment to shine. With the superhero school’s teacher missing, Freddy and the squad take over classes. All is going well until the punch at their Halloween Bash causes everyone to act strangely. Freddy races to find a cure and capture whoever is responsible before his next class!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Which Websites you like most to promote your book
Allauthor.com; shout my book.com; bookbub;
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes! Tell the story. Everything else is window dressing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What you find ordinary in yourself, others find extraordinary.
What are you reading now?
2020 – The Year All The Lemons Were Served: Finding Optimism During Adversity
What’s next for you as a writer?
More. More books, more speaking, podcasting, ghostwriting. I have more ideas for books than time to write them.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Grim’s Fairytales; the Bible; Shakespeare’s plays; and anything Jane Austen;