Acquisitions Editor, Publisher Treehouse Publishing Group
Donna Essner holds a BS in Horticulture and an MA in Creative Writing, graduating with honors from Southeast Missouri State University. While serving as an associate editor in grad school, she discovered her love of editing, and after graduation, she worked as the assistant editor and book production manager at Southeast Missouri State University Press. Donna’s writing (and reading) interests run the gamut, but her passion is historical MG and YA fiction and nonfiction. She has written book reviews, short stories, poetry, essays, and two novels. For three years, Donna wrote a monthly feature gardening article for The Southeast Missourian TBY magazine. Credits include Journey, Big Muddy, newpages.com, and Faulkner and Chopin. Donna’s other passions include wine, fishing, lazy days on the beach—and she shares a love of flip flops along with her oldest daughter, Libby. Currently, Donna serves as treasurer for the Missouri Writers’ Guild, is on the 2014 MWG leadership conference committee, is president of the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild chapter, and recently joined the Heartland Writer’s Guild. She is also an active member in SCBWI.