Welcome

…to my new web site!

While working with the great design team over at Surfside Web, my main goal was to have an internet presence to represent what I write.  My stories are about hardy, determined people who face extraordinary hardships, privation, and sorrow, and by meeting these challenges, they ultimately discover hope, strength, and courage.

This is reflected in the black and white photos, with the hint of color revealing the possibilities of a new beginning – like what we’ve selected for the home page and THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE.  If you stay on that page for a few seconds, and either use the directional arrrows or not, you will see content downloading, a spiffy new feature I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish.  The site will continue to evolve to include new elements illustrating my work.

Mosey around, check things out, and then, feel free to comment below, let me know what you think – mostly whether or not you like it.

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COMMENTS

  • lilacshoshanwp

    January 26, 2017

    Reply

    I have checked out your new website, and I LOVE it! Congratulations again! <3 <3 <3

    • Donna Everhart

      January 26, 2017

      Reply

      Thank you (again) Lilac! Gosh, I feel like we’ve been lost out to sea not being able to communicate. 🙂

      • lilacshoshanwp

        January 27, 2017

        Reply

        You are very welcome, Donna! I feel the same way, and I’m soooo glad it’s finally over… 🙂

  • Bettie McDade (LJ's wife)

    January 29, 2017

    Reply

    Just finished “The Education of Dixie Dupree” and what a read! I also grew up in the South (Durham) mid-late 60’s and you so nailed the Co-cola, bologna sandwiches and Cool Aid in the back yard plus all the other southern nuances. Minus Dixie’s horrible experiences with her father and Uncle Ray, I can certainly identify with the depressed mother and a father who indulged a bit too much in Sneaky Pete. Thanks for bringing this important message for young girls (and parents) to the forefront and congratulations on one of the best novels I’ve read lately.

    • Donna Everhart

      January 30, 2017

      Reply

      Hey Bettie – I’m glad to hear from you! It’s always great to hear from folks that I got those little details right! I grew up in Raleigh – same timeframe as you, and so, hey, if I couldn’t get those facts down – heaven help me. 🙂 I have to credit my grandfather on my dad’s side for the Sneaky Pete. Just like in the book (which you may have read all this in that “Special Conversation” section, he kept a bottle in the pantry wrapped in a brown paper bag. And yep, he’d take it down and have a swig out of it – no matter what the time of day.

      Thank you for reading Dixie, and for understanding the overall intentions of the book, but most of all, thank you for reading it and sharing your impressions of it after the fact. It means a lot. Tell LJ I said hey!


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