Donna Reames Rich was a registered nurse for over 20 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom and writer. She was a staff writer for the LaGrange Daily News and a freelance columnist for the Harris County Journal. She has also been published in numerous regional publications. In 2001, Donna received the Georgia Nurses Association's Media Award for her nine-part series on the nursing shortage. Donna served as a missionary nurse in the Philippines where she cared for indigent clients in squatter villages and taught classes on hygiene and preventative medicine. She is a regular volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club and provides volunteer presentations of her workshop, "Creating Your Great! Life" to local middle and high schools.