Donna Firby Gamache

Donna Gamache is a writer/retired teacher from MacGregor, Manitoba. Her shorter writings have been widely published − short fiction for children in such magazines as “Cricket”, “Highlights for Children” and “My Friend”; fiction for adults in various magazines and anthologies, as well as in the Toronto Sunday Star; non-fiction and photos in various rural newspapers, particularly The Manitoba Co-operator for which she has written regularly for several years; and short poetry and photos in Prairie Messenger.

e-mail: lucgam@mymts.net

 


 

She also has five published books (four for young people, one for adults):

Where the Rolling River Runs (2014), a coming-of-age novel for ages 10-14

Return to the River and other stories (2012), a short story collection for adults.

Loon Island (2011), adventure fiction for young, reluctant-reader teens;

Sarah: A New Beginning (2010), a historical novel for ages 10-14, based partly on the immigration of the author’s grandmother in 1891

Spruce Woods Adventure (1994), a mystery novel for middle-grades

 


 

Recent Awards:

1st prize, Brucedale Press Acrostic Contest, 2015

2nd prize, Writers Collective postcard fiction, 2015

1st prize, Writers Collective postcard fiction, 2014

1st prize Writers Collective, Eileen D. Pruden Award for historical fiction, 2013

Hon. Mention, Brucedale Press Acrostic Story contest, 2010
2nd prize for children’s story, Society of Southwestern Authors, 2010
Hon. Mention. for adult story, Society of Southwestern Authors, 2010
3rd prize, adult story, Writers’ Journal 2009
2nd prize for children’s story, Society of Southwestern Authors, 2009
2nd prize Writers’ Collective, adult short story, 2009

 

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lucgam@mymt.net

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