Donna Guthrie is the author of more than twenty award-winning books Her picture book, The Witch Who Lives Down the Hall (Harcourt Brace, 1985) was a Literary Guild and Book of the Month Club selection and was included in the School Library Journal’s Best Books for Children. Nobiah’s Well (Ideals Publishing, 1990) was also a Book of the Month Club selection and received the Parents Prize from Parents Magazine for the Very Best for the Very Young. Her middle grade fiction novel, Frankie Murphy’s Kiss List (Simon and Schuster, 1995), earned enthusiastic reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.
She founded Kids Corner, Ltd., an independent audiovisual company producing films to educate children about medical, health and family issues. She established the firm in 1980; ten years later she sold the company to Myers Broadcasting Company.
Donna Guthrie received her Masters in Fine Arts degree in Children’s and Young Adult Writing at Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Dramatists Guild. She is the cofounder of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and The Six Women Playwriting Festival, both of which are held each year in Colorado Springs, Colorado.