Happy News!

From time to time I am published in the lovely, bestselling Bella Grace. If you would like to enjoy a bit of winter whimsy, and about taking your own daring leap, read a sample of The Pavlova Morning here, and find the story in full at your local Barnes and Noble Winter Issue 38. Also for purchase online @ BellaGraceMagazine.com.

Cold smoke, the fine dry snow in the Rockies blew in with Montana’s February… fine dust drifting like sand dunes, sculpting a crust of ice crystals which then shift and hollow out, creating a tutu’s lace edges, lifting with the direction of the wind, pirouetting in a strange and silent dance.



“Old Orange,” Bella Grace Issue 29

To enjoy reading here on the Dona Sofia Blog, click here: Old Orange



What comes to mind when you hear the word COZY?

I’m thrilled to share a written “Sanctuary of Creative Quiet” in this special release of

The Cozy Issue of Bella Grace Issue 3.

I was in Florida when I picked up an issue at B&N, so I was happy to discover ideas and lists for curling up for an escape in warmer climates too.

To enjoy reading here on the Dona Sofia Blog, click here: Sanctuary of Creative Quiet


If your year has been fraught with schedules and demands, and you haven’t yet been afforded the chance to reflect on the earth’s bounty and gentle whispers, I recommend Bella Grace, Issue 25.

One day when my eyes were too tired to look at my computer screen a moment longer, I wandered over to a bookstore for a cup of coffee and to look at pictures on the magazine rack. It was then that Bella Grace caught my eye. I was drawn into the magic of gorgeous pages of photographs, quotes, and home spun joy. I loved the lists of ideas and good books to read. I walked through forest glens and along country roads. I dreamed of planting giant sunflowers and the pitter patter of little feet on hardwood floors. And I felt my soul take its first breath after weeks of pressing deadlines and daily stresses. I have collected many issues since. I love giving the magazine as gifts, and I make a regular practice of escaping into the pages for needed time outs.

For this reason, I am thrilled to tell you that I’ve been published in this remarkable publication!

Two of my pieces were featured in this issue of Bella Grace. In the first, I write about my favorite season for snuggling, lingering kisses and glorious awakenings. The second is a poem capturing the rhythm of life’s dance.

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If you want to reach me directly, you can schedule a session at donnakwallace.as.me.