About Us

Lucky Author is run by Bryn and Gill Donovan, who met while they were earning their MFAs in creative writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson. They each have more than two decades of editorial experience.

Bryn is the author of ten children’s books, four romance novels, two self-help titles, and three nonfiction books for writers (both as Bryn Donovan and as Stacey Donovan.) Bryn’s experience includes serving as an executive editor at a publishing house, where she edited many novels; writing two treatments for Hallmark movies; and teaching workshops at writing conferences. She’s a heavy reader of every kind of romance, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers, literary fiction, and nonfiction.

Gill’s experience includes writing and editing for a national weekly newspaper; working as an editor for a major corporation; teaching creative writing and business writing at the college level; teaching middle grade students; and editing and proofreading many novels for private clients. He’s a heavy reader of young adult, new adult, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, memoir, literary fiction, and nonfiction. He is also knowledgeable about the middle grade fiction category.

Gill and Bryn live in the Chicago area with their three rescue dogs and lots and lots of books. As editors, they are knowledgeable, diligent, thorough, and encouraging. They look forward to working with you! Feel free to drop them a line at luckyauthor1@gmail.com.