A dog lover, tinkerer, and author of several novels, D.R. (Donn) Shoultz hails from a small town in central Illinois, but has called North Carolina home for 25 years. Donn writes at his mountain home off the Blue Ridge Parkway where his wife Claudia shares her considerable editing experience in shaping his novels. In their free time, they both enjoy traveling and hiking nearby wooded trails with their dog, Milo.
Donn began writing in the fall of 2010 following a sales and marketing career that took him across the world. His ongoing writing projects include posting regular thoughts to his blog, submitting short stories to competition, and working on his next suspense-filled novel.
“I write suspense/mystery novels intended to excite and entertain. It’s that simple,” Donn explains. “While there are underlying themes and messages in my books and stories, I don’t spend time chasing lofty literary goals. If you finish reading one of my books wanting to read another, I’m satisfied.”
Each of his novels includes male and female protagonists you will get to know well, a criminal/terrorist element intent on doing them harm, and a conclusion you will not see coming. Donn recently completed his first murder mystery set in the foothills of North Carolina, “At the River’s Edge.” The five-year unsolved murder of Mayor Hank Richards and rumors of buried moonshine money take center stage in this thriller.
Donn’s short stories are an eclectic collection of fictional tales looking at the lives of lovers, schemers, everyday people and even pets. Each includes a twist and is designed to evoke thought and emotion, whether it is a tear or a smile. His stories have received national contest recognition, including from Writer’s Digest magazine.
His suspense-filled novels include:
- Corrupt Connection
- Better Late Than Ever
- Melting Sand – A Miles Stevens Novel #1
- Cyber One – A Miles Stevens Novel #2
- Gone Viral – A Miles Stevens Novel #3
- At the River’s Edge
- Butcher Road (Coming mid-2019)
Donn’s short story collections include:
- It Goes On – Short Story Collection #1
- Most Men – Short Story Collection #2
- Tales with Tails – Pet Story Collection
The author’s profits from the Amazon sales of Short Story Collections go to support homeless pets in North Carolina. You can find his books on Amazon.com and learn more about Donn and his writing at DRShoultz.com
Milo – Hiker, Hunter & Companion