About the Author

Donna Freedman is a self-taught writer who spent 17 years as a feature writer at the Anchorage Daily News in Anchorage, Alaska and a little more than a year on the Chicago Tribune city desk.

Donna writes the Living with Less column and contributes to the Smart Spending blog for MSN Money and is a full-time student at the University of Washington, where she is a Mary Gates Scholar majoring in the Comparative History of Ideas. She has been a regular contributor to Children's Writer, the industry newsletter published by the Institute for Children's Literature, and to the ICL's yearbooks, and her writing, reviews and research have appeared in a number of publications, including Alaska magazine, American Girl, Assignments, Boys Quest, the Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Gardening, Children's Literature, Country Living, Girls' Life, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Kid City, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, McCalls, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Missouri Life, New Moon, The New York Times Review of Books, Parade, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Premiere, Quail Unlimited, 3-2-1 Contact, Time Magazine for Kids, and The Writer. Donna is also the author of City Smart Anchorage, from Avalon Travel Publishing.

She is the winner of the 2007 Clarion Award from the Association of Women in Communications.

She can be reached at Donna_Freedman(at)hotmail.com, or via her personal website.

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