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About The Writer


Donnée Patrese Harris was born a hopeless romantic in Gary, Indiana with her mother, father and 8 siblings.

As very young child she would spend all of her time reading books and getting lost in her own imagination. She would often find herself "finishing" books that she read in her own words. She just couldn't bare to let the story end. It was at this point she decided she wanted to be a published writer.

Most people realized writing was in her blood. Junior high school teachers were impressed with her poetry and short stories. It was in Junior High that Donnée was exposed to her first romance novel.

By the time she arrived at West Side High School in 1998 she began to write poetry in Spanish.

Knowing she wanted to write Donnée thought she could use her creativity in a different setting. She received a B.A. in Journalism from Butler University and spent a short time as a reporter for the Post Tribune in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana.

Though reporting was very interesting, Donnée felt her creative heart was being smothered and the life of a reporter no longer appealed to her. After giving birth to her daughter she decided to focus on her writing.

Donnée is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and is the Co-Owner and Executive Creative Director of First Draft Publishing, LLC.

Currently, Donnée is working on Diary of a Wanted Woman which is set to be completed Fall 2012 and Down and Dirty which is set to be completed Spring of  2013.

She now lives in Bakersfield, CA with her loving husband, 3 kids and cat.