Donna Walsh Inglehart
Grindstone by Maine writer Donna Walsh Inglehart

Donna Walsh Inglehart

Donna Walsh Inglehart is the author of Grindstone (Troubadour, 2010), a suspense novel set in the Thousand Islands in 1865, told from the perspectives of an Irish immigrant and a Confederate spy. Set in the same region, Breaking the Ring (Little, Brown, 1992) is YA novel Donna wrote for her young daughters. Donna co-authored One in a Thousand (McLellan Interactive, 2012) with race-car driver and best-selling aerial photographer, Ian Coristine. One in a Thousand is Ian’s memoir, developed as an iPad app e-book, and selected twice for the international MARCOM Award for Excellence in Publishing. With historian David Inglehart, Donna is currently writing the prequel to Grindstone, set during the War of 1812 and the Rebellions.

Inglehart is also a freelance writer, creating and editing promotional materials and professional documents; recent projects include an audio script of an act of piracy during the Rebellions and a video script of the Gilded Age in the Thousand Islands. Donna earned a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in English from Middlebury College. Her first professional experience, however, was in northern Maine, where she started a wilderness camp for teenagers. For more than two decades, Donna taught writing at Northfield Mount Hermon School, and, more recently, at Hebron Academy, where she chaired the English Department. She and her husband, David, have spent many summers at their log cabin on a lake near Moosehead; during the winter, they live in Bath.