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Donna Grant

Donna Grant spent more than a decade as a model for catalogs and advertisements. Grant has been featured on the pages of Essence, McCalls, Family Circle, and Woman's Day, as well as appeared on Good Morning America, and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. Grant served as the Managing Editor of Maxima before her writing career. A Brooklyn native, she is a graduate of New York University and still lives in the borough with her husband.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Donna Grant
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Of course I can

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Identify is tough. I am fascinated by those ancestors who were brought from places in Africa I am unable to identify, survived Middle Passage and sit at the base of my gene pool, giving me what I need to move forward today.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Empathy

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Remaining whole and continuing to grow.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Observing

Author Voices

November 17, 2008

When you live in Brooklyn, NY you pretty much learn how to tune out noise—it’s a survival skill. But I am utterly unable to ignore the sound of music, whether it’s a CD I’ve chosen, or I am being involuntarily serenaded with dancehall, hip hop, gospel, or whatever is filtering from my neighbors’ windows. It’s really a problem when I’m trying to write. My words bump into the melody and I’m lost.

But sixth senses are like that—they don’t bend to your will, and for me music isn’t just about hearing. It’s as much a sense as taste or smell—has been since I was little. I grew... see more



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