Donna L.H. Smith is a Kansas prairie girl transplanted to Lancaster County, PA. She’s the Managing Editor of, one of 2018’s Top 101 Best Websites for Writers from Writer’s Digest and serves as ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Mid-Atlantic Zone Director. She is also a member of AWSA’s Protégé program (Advanced Writers & Speaker’s Association). Her education includes Christian Writer’s Guild Craftsman program and she holds a B.S. in Telecommunications (broadcasting) from (Oral Roberts University) and a M.A. in Mass Communication from WSU (Wichita State University).

My Writing Journey is a new column totally written by guests on Almost an Author (A3). A3 was established by Cyle Young, now agent with Hartline Literary, in 2015 to Learn Craft, Launch Career, and Build Platform. It doesn’t matter where anyone is on their writing journey, from newbie to multi-published — we want to hear from you. Submissions guidelines on website. Direct questions to

Donna is available for 15 minute appointments, free of charge.  First come, first served. Your appointment time will be confirmed by manual email from  Request your appointment with Donna via this form.