I felt the late morning sun dragging me away from an enticing dream and into the world of the living. Slowly pushing aside the covers, I rolled over, hoping to dive back into my dream but something in my bed chased that possibility away. It took a moment to realize what that  lump I’d almost laid on was…


Ten pounds of wiggle and packed with the determination of a bulldog to stay in bed on a chilly Sunday morning. But I knew I was Queen of this house so I set out to show that mini dynamo who was boss.

I commanded him to get out of bed.

I threw back the covers to unearth his man cave.

I even tried to bribe him with treats.


I knew I could have forcibly removed him from his slumbering abode, but Mason was an old man in a little dog’s body. I really couldn’t blame him for wanting to snooze a little bit longer in a warm bed. But I had to be strong if I was going to retain my Queen title.

So we began an epic battle of wills.

I almost had him. I could feel his determination waiver. That was, until he turned those “puppy dog” eyes up to mine and I finally had to concede who was REALLY ruling the roost…







HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Ship of Dreams (Paperback)

Ten-year-old Margaret can hardly wait to see the largest ship ever built visit Southampton! Life is already hard for her family in the spring of 1912, but the coal workers' strike could turn a bad situation into a deadly one. Margaret hopes to see the great Titanic leave on its maiden voyage, but will the strike prevent it from happening?







International best selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy), is now available in eBook and print form from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and other online retailers.

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