A friend of mine challenged me to share eight things about me some people might not know. I tend to keep a lowkey profile so I had to think a bit to come up with this list. Here goes…




I am Cherokee/Scots-Irish on my mother’s side and Cajun/Atakapa on my father’s side. While I enjoy listening to most Cajun music, it is the bagpipes that will bring me to tears and I hope to visit Scotland one day.




I was sent to Waikiki Beach many years ago by a company I was working for at the time to provide a deposition in a legal matter. While I was there I ended up in the middle of a volcano and have the pictures to prove it!




I LOVE animals and have had a menagerie at different times in my life, including rabbits, quails, pigeons, dogs, cats, turtles, fish, guinea pigs, and hermit crabs.




I almost committed suicide by drowning when I was 14 but was saved by my guardian angel. My story was later bought by Chicken Soup For The Soul and is part of the Angels Among Us edition.




I ran away from home for a day when I was about 12 and ended up on the other side of town at a horse stable run by my next door neighbor at the time. He let me hang around and feed the horses, even giving me a ride on one before taking me back home. My mother never found out.




I started writing poetry when I was only 8 years old and later collaborated with my sister to create new work that ended up in two volumes of poetry by the time I was about 15.




If I could only take one food with me to a deserted island, it would be Kroger chicken, hot from the deli. I used to think KFC made the best chicken but I was wrong.




I can actually speak  like Yoda, but don’t do it often and only a handful of people have ever heard me.


I’d love to know more about my readers, so why not share one thing about YOU in the comments below that others might not know?









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.

2 thoughts on “THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: Where’s Yoda?

  • You probably know the following: 1. I have been stung by a scorpion. 2. I have ridden an elephant. 3. A bird once flew into my head, hitting me above my right ear. 4. I won a cash prize from Publisher’s Clearinghouse. Twice. 5. I once joked with mob boss Carlos Marcello. I didn’t know who he was until later. 6. When I was a kid, I could dislocate and “relocate” my hips at will. 7. When I was a kid, I could bend my fingers back so far they were pointing to my wrist. 8. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I prefer to spend it alone. 9. When I was 7, on Christmas day, my godfather took me to a department store, whose owner opened just for me. I picked out new clothes, a coat, shoes, etc. 10. When I was 4, my baby sister was born. It was the best birthday present I’ve ever gotten.


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