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Donna Gephart

Donna Gephart is a professional nerd. 

Her love for libraries and reading have led her to a career as a children's book author for Penguin Random House.  Her books now reside on the shelves of the library she frequented when she was a child. 

Donna's books have won a number of awards, received starred reviews and landed on many state reading lists. 

She's a popular speaker at schools, book festivals, libraries and conferences, including the S.C.B.W.I. National Conference, the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers' Workshop, F.A.M.E., the Conference on Children's Literature and others.
Originally from Philadelphia, Donna now lives in South Florida with her family, including two sweet shelter dogs, Benji and Teddy.
New and upcoming books
February 2025

The Woofmore on Thin Ice
(Woofington, book 3)
Woofington (with Lori Haskins Houran)
   1. Welcome to the Woofmore (2024)
   2. The Woofmore Is Not Haunted (2024)
   3. The Woofmore on Thin Ice (2025)
Picture Books show
Donna Gephart recommends
My Life in the Fish Tank (2020)
Barbara Dee
"Barbara Dee offers a deeply compassionate look at life for twelve-year-old Zinny, whose older brother faces mental health challenges. This touching novel will go a long way in providing understanding and empathy for young readers. Highly recommended."
Fighting Words (2020)
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
"Gripping. Life-changing. Essential. Fighting Words is a testament to the power we have when we stand up, speak up, and stick together. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s talent is extraordinary. I am awe-struck."

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