Donna Russo Morin
Donna Russo Morin’s passion for the written word began when she was a child, took on a feminist edge as she grew through the sixties, and blossomed into a distinctive style of action-filled historical fiction at a defining moment in her life. Donna holds two degrees from URI. Her first book, The Courtier’s Secret won RWI-RWA’s Best First Book Award and was a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Award. The Secret of the Glass received a Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist in the USA Best Books of the Year Contest. Also a finalist in the USA Best Books of the Year Contest, Donna’s To Serve a King, was a finalist in Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award as well. Donna’s latest book, The King’s Agent, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Donna’s next work, Da Vinci’s Disciples, a trilogy about the clandestine birth of the female Renaissance artist is set in turbulent Medici ruled Florence. The first book, Portrait of a Conspiracy, releases May 2016.