I had an epiphany when I became a grandmother in 2010, and I am still in the afterglow. I want to celebrate, to share and to interact with other grandparents and their beautiful babies’ babies.
Nana Tells All, despite it’s rather rambling header is specifically about being a grandmother, a teacher and a writer, not necessarily in that order.
My grandchildren make me younger, happier and continue to be the inspiration for all of my ventures, including when I became a published children’s book author on Oct. 7, 2014 with the release of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Indiana.”
The entire process of writing, editing and collaborating with Sterling Publishing in New York on the book fulfilled a lifelong dream and also whetted my appetite for more, which will continue with the board book edition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Indiana” in the fall of 2017!
As a teacher at Arsenal Technical High School and student publications adviser, I will give you my take on what’s going on in the classroom and how technology, social media and journalistic principles can and do impact and enhance education.
Another piece of my heart firmly resides with the work and mission of Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp., a 501c3 education and media non-profit. Check out http://www.danisdreamscorp.org and Like Dani’s Dreams Outdoor Education Programs’ and Urban Media Project Indy’s pages on Facebook!
Donna Griffin has been a writer, editor, and teacher for more than 30 years. A native Hoosier, she currently is Student Publications Adviser at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, and president and CEO of Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp., that she and her family founded in memory of her oldest daughter, Danielle Griffin. Previously, Donna worked as editor and general manager of the Times-Post weekly newspaper in Pendleton, Indiana, where she previously owned and operated her own weekly newspaper, The Pendleton Times. This is her first picture book. Donna lives in Greenfield, Indiana with her husband of 38 years, Dave Griffin. They have two children, Darcy Finchum, Indianapolis and David Griffin, Bloomington, Indiana and three grandchildren, Noah and Portia Finchum and Jude Monroe Griffin.