Donna Fletcher Crow, who lives in Idaho with her husband of 52 years, is the mother of four adult children, grandmother of 14 and author of nearly 50 books, mostly novels of British history. Her best known book is the epic historical novel Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England, which was awarded First Place, Historical Fiction, by the National Federation of Press Women.
After almost 10 years in the publishing wilderness Donna reentered the fray with The Monastery Murders, a series of ecclesiastical mysteries featuring Felicity Howard, an American woman studying for the Anglican priesthood in a monastery in remote Yorkshire. When Felicity's favorite monk is bludgeoned to death she finds herself learning about a lot more than theoretical theology. A Very Private Grave is the first in the series. The most recent is An All-Consuming Fire, book 5, where a murderer stalking the Yorkshire moors threatens Felicity and Antony's wedding.
Donna also writes the Elizabeth and Richard literary suspense series including A Jane Austen Encounter and The Flame Ignites. The Lord Danvers series are her Victorian true-crime mysteries. The most recent is A Tincture of Murder.
She says, "I write historical novels and contemporaries that draw heavily on historical background, because I believe it is vitally important that we not loose touch with our rich historical heritage. Those who have gone before us have worked too hard and suffered too much to preserve the privileges we enjoy for us to forget their stories. Reading of the triumphs of the faithful in ages past can inspire and strengthen us for our own challenging times."
Donna is an enthusiastic gardener, enjoying the challenge of growing an English cottage garden in the Idaho desert. You can visit her garden at http://novelgarden.blogspot.com/
She also enjoys drinking tea with family and friends and hearing from her readers. You can write to her at DonnaFCrow@aol.com and follow her on Facebook at Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History.