Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna Fletcher Crow (born 1941) is mystery writer known for historical Christian fiction.[1][2][3][4] She lives in Boise, Idaho, but sets much of her work in England.[2][4]

Biography

Crow was born in Nampa, Idaho in 1941.[5] She was an only child and grew up learning to ride horses.[3] Crow participated in competitive riding, winning the titles of Snake River Stampede Rodeo Queen in 1959 and Miss Rodeo Idaho in 1960,[6] and she was a runner up in the Miss Rodeo America 1960 competition.[3] Crow graduated from Northwest Nazarene College with a bachelor's in English literature in 1964 and afterwards, she taught English and drama in high school.[5]

Crow founded an alternative Wesleyan-Anglican church called Epworth Chapel on the Green.[3]

Work

Crow promoted her nonfiction book, Recipes for the Protein Diet in 1972.[7] A reviewer for the Idaho Free Press felt that there was good variety among the recipes and the pictures were realistic and "mouth-watering."[8]

Crow's novel, Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England, won the best historical novel of 1992 from the National Federation of Press Women.[5] Her work has been compared to Veronica Black and Carol Anne O'Marie by Library Journal.[9]

Bibliography

The Monastery Murders

The Elizabeth and Richard Mysteries

  • A The Shadow of Reality (2010)
  • A Midsummer Eve's Nightmare (2010)
  • A Jane Austen Encounter (2013)

Lord Danvers Mysteries

  • A Most Inconvenient Death. Moody Press. 1993. ISBN 9780802427106. 
  • Grave Matters. Moody Press. 1994. ISBN 9780802427113. 
  • To Dust You Shall Return (1995)
  • A Tincture of Murder (2012)

Epic Novels

  • Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England (1992)(new ed. 2013)
  • Glastonbury: A Novel of the Holy Grail (ebook) (2012)
  • The Fields of Bannockburn: A Novel of Scotland from Origins to Independence (1996)
  • The Banks of The Boyne: The Generations of Northern Ireland (1998)

The Virtuous Heart Series

The Daughters of Courage

The Cambridge Chronicles

  • A Gentle Calling (1994)
  • Treasures of the Heart. Crossway Books. 1994. ISBN 9780891078074. 
  • Where Love Begins (1994)
  • To Be Worthy (1994)
  • Encounter the Light. Crossway Books. 1997. ISBN 9780891078760. 
  • Where Love Calls. Crossway Books. 1998. ISBN 9780891079989. 

Intrigue

  • The Castle of Dreams (1992)

Serenade Romances

  • Love Unmerited (1986)
  • The Desires of Your Heart (1985)
  • Greengold Autumn (1984)

Choose Your Own Adventure

  • General Kempthorne's Victory Tour (1987)
  • The Evil Plot of Dr. Zarnof (1983)
  • Mr. Xanthu's Golden Scheme (1985)
  • Professor Q's Mysterious Machine (1983)

Nonfiction

  • Seasons of Prayer: Discovering the Riches of the Church Year Through Classic Prayer (2000)
  • The Frantic Mother Cookbook (1982)
  • Recipes for the Protein Diet (1972)

Notes and references

  1. Fantastic Fiction website (accessed 19 July 2008)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Garnett, Lynn (5 December 2012). "Lion Hudson Launches Christian Fiction Imprint". Publishers Weekly. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/55000-lion-hudson-launches-christian-fiction-imprint.html. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ryan, Erin (3 December 2002). "DONNA FLETCHER CROW: Rodeo-Queen, Writer and Religious Pioneer". Boise Weekly. http://search.proquest.com/news/docview/367620268/fulltext/EBF67865361E4FFAPQ/1?accountid=10226. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "WEDDINGS; Catherine C. Huse, Preston F. Crow". New York Times. 30 July 1995. http://search.proquest.com/news/docview/430215899/fulltext/EBF67865361E4FFAPQ/2?accountid=10226. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Pippen, Carol Lawson (2007). Guide to Literary Masters & Their Works. Literary Reference Center. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=103331LM23249790301783&site=ehost-live. 
  6. http://www.missrodeoidaho.com/docs/1pastMRIs.pdf
  7. "Author of All-Protein Cookbook Likes to Cook, Must Diet". Eugene Register-Guard. 2 August 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ht1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5eADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6451%2C345132. 
  8. Bird, Annie Laurie (29 July 1972). "Recipes for the Protein Diet Compiled by Former Nampan". Idaho Free Press. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5392851//. 
  9. Hill, Nanci Milone (15 February 2012). "A Darkly Hidden Truth". Library Journal 137 (3): 92. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=71495367&site=ehost-live. 

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