I am excited to introduce to you Donna Dawson for this week’s Readers Write to Know Wednesdays! Donna was a freelance magazine writer and has written five novels. The one she is premiering here today is called Rescued. It is a suspense novel with a FASCINATING plot. You have to read on to see how she came up with the idea. This is definitely a book I look forward to reading!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have been telling stories since I was old enough to read. I am married with three children, two children-in-law and seven grandchildren. I have written freelance magazine for fifteen years and have five novels published. Two of my novels won Best Contemporary Novel in the Canadian Christian Writing Awards and I still marvel at that. I am a conference speaker, a singer/songwriter and I have taught creative writing at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario until this past winter when I retired so I could spend more time writing. I also teach an online course off my website at http://www.donnafawcett.com
2. Tell us about your current release.
Rescued began 20 years ago with a magazine article that I read. The article talked about transferring the embryos of expensive racehorses into the wombs of retired brood mares. The brood mares carried, delivered and raised the foals of the race horses while the racers kept on running. I got thinking ‘why can’t that be done in people?’. It started a journey of discovery. I began asking medical professionals how it could be done and, bit by bit, they piece together a method that would take the rejected embryo from the woman who wished to abort and transplant it into a woman who couldn’t conceive but was otherwise healthy. I knew that I couldn’t do it as a non-fiction piece because I’m not a doctor or nurse. I gathered as much information as I could find and wove it into a contemporary suspense novel. I tried to throw in every possible problem I could think of and a possible solution to the problem. While I did want it to be a captivating read, I also wanted to inspire readers to find a way to stop the abortion war and the death of so many embryos. The cool thing about this book is: every person who has read it, with the exception of two that I know of, has said that it is a great compromise. I figured we’d never get people to stop aborting babies because we can’t make everyone believe the same way so the next best thing was to simply rescue the embryos that were being aborted. What better way than to adopt them out to women who want more children?