Donna was born and raised in Western New York.

She received a BFA from SUNY College at Fredonia.

Donna and her husband live near Rochester, New York. Much to her surprise, they have managed to raise three amazingly wonderful young adults. One of those young adults still resides at home along with one rather short dog.

Her first book “Here’s a Cheer for Our Childfirst Day” was published in 2007. Donna has since done eight mass-market board books, 3 additional picture books and co-founded a company specializing in personalized books. Her illustrations have appeared on various products; including but not limited to: stickers, gift bags, gift tags, window clings and classroom bulletin board materials.