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Donna Barker

Donna Barker

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Donna Barker is a career non-fiction ghostwriter and curriculum creator whose work has won national awards (which other people get to show on their shelves). Donna is the co-founder of The Creative Academy for Writers with her author pals Eileen Cook and Crystal (CJ) Hunt. With Eileen and Crystal, she is the editor of books in the *Creative Academy Guides For Writers* series, and the primary author of Scrappy Rough Draft: Use Science to strategically motivate yourself and finish writing your book.

Under the pen name Danika Bloom, she's written award-winning fiction and is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.  Wearing this fancy tiara, Danika runs an online community for pre-published romance authors called Author Ever After.

Squamish, Sea-to-Sky, Vancouver
Romance and non-fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):


First In: A steamy small-town firefighter romance. 2020, Fire Lily Press
Second Breath: A steamy rivals-to-lovers romance. 2020, Fire Lily Press
Third Party: A steamy second-chance romantic comedy. 2020, Fire Lily Press
Rhodes to Love: A steamy single dad, fake marriage romantic comedy. 2021, Fire Lily Press
Frisky with My Bestie: A steamy friends-to-lovers romantic comedy. 2022, Fire Lily Press
Mind Over Splatter: A Big Beautiful Heroine "Love At First Kiss" College Romance. 2021, Fire Lily Press
Her Seasoned Delivery: An IVF instalove romantic comedy . 2022, (Anthology)
Mother Teresa's Advice fro Jilted Lovers. 2016, Fire Lily Press
Scrappy Rough Draft: Use science to strategically motivate yourself & finish writing your book. 2019, Creative Academy Guides for Writers


USA Today bestselling author for Secret Santa anthology (Frisky with my Bestie), 2021
Whistler Independent Book Awards (Nominee) for Mother Teresa's Advice for Jilted Lovers, 2016
Chanticleer International Book Awards: First Place Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Romance: for Mother Teresa's Advice for Jilted Lovers, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: