Donna M. Kshir
Genre
Most Recent Book Title
UnMasked
Book Description
As an advocate people tend to forget there is more to us than meets the eye. We are husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers. Although advocacy is never ending, at the end of the day, we too go home to our loved ones.

After a decade of working with some of the top influential advocates in the country, we proposed the question,

"What is something in your life people would not really know?"

The goal was to unmask each advocate, as an individual, in a personal light with their family, friends and loved ones; allowing the public to see for the first time the individual behind the mask of an advocate.

These raw and unedited poems, short stories, thoughts and letters of beautifully penned stories of hope, loss, pain, healing, inspiration, love, sorrow, courage and strength illuminate the unexpected twists and turns of life's hurdles that later become known as our blessings.

Now, join us and share the personal stories and discover the extraordinary lives of the men and women who protect and serve our most precious.

'UnMasked' is available in 3 limited edition covers and eBook formats. ALL proceeds go to abused children and homeless organizations!

Featured Writers: Patricia McKnight, Donna Kshir, Lee Roberts, Deana Dixon, Mark Palmer, Patrick Dati, Joshua Murphy, Mike Pistorino, Jane Alvarez, Mashanna Bachuss-Waggoner,Terry Rink, Sharon Young, Warren Van Gaasbeck, Star Myers, Bob Shank, Bailey Scott, Blayze Justice, Isabelle Esling and Pastor Darick Biondi.
Additional Book Titles
The Tale of Jeff the Rabbit: Trip to the City, A Story of Survival, One Step Ahead of Fate, Tent City: Stories from the Heart, Remembering Kelley, The Three Little Golden Retrievers, The Child Abuse Survivor Project, Roger the Reindeer, The Legend of Pinkfoot, Folk and Fairy Tales, Breaking the Silence, I Was a Teen Abuser, The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Unnecessary Roughness: Til Death Do Us Part, Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph, Folk and Fairy Tales 2, Bill Friel, An Air Vent, Words from the Heart, Christmas Memories, Dear Diary: Oh, Mother, Extraordinary Confessions of Child Abuse, She Said, He Said, Silent Screams, Before I Self-Destruct, 200 Years: Celebrating Chapman Township, Pennsylvania, UnMasked 2 and more. Donna will release, Reflections of Me, a book of poetry, in February 2021.

Location (city/state/country)
Pennsylvania
Author bio
Donna M. Kshir is a 15x bestselling author, publisher and columnist featured in over 50 books. She is a writer who seeks truth and justice for children exposed to abuse. She speaks out and writes against these injustices done onto children. Donna's work has landed her on the Barnes and Nobles, and Amazon's bestsellers list multiple times.

Donna is an activist. She and her best friend and sister advocate Lee Roberts founded Advocates United for Humanity in June 2016. Donna used her influence in the growth of gaining national support (serving as president) for Michigan nonprofit Dreamcatchers for Abused Children from April 1, 2008 - February 13, 2015. On January 1, 2009, Donna created, produced and hosted Dreamcatchers Talk Radio; Michigan's largest 24 hour child abuse internet radio educational network until she resigned in 2015. She also used her influence in the growth of gaining national support for Conner's Law, making child abuse by murder a violent crime in Kentucky. Donna received a Letter of Recommendation from Conner's mother, Mashanna Bachuss, on December 5, 2019. She united with Erin's Law in 2013, a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association, received the NNPAAW Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and a 2016 and 2018, 2019 nominee of the Pinnacle Awards and the 2019 Diamond Quill Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

In 2014, she created and mentors the Chapman Wordweavers creative writing group, and in the Fall of 2015, Donna created a series of children's books with her grandchildren, and a historical series titled, Renovo Storytellers where she shares short stories by those who lived it; in her home town nestled in the endless mountains of Pennsylvania.

On November 18, 2020 Donna and Lee Roberts served as Co-Editor to honor her dear friend Stephen Miller, who passed away unexpectedly on 02-11-2020, and his first release Waterfalls and Cascades of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The photo book reached the Amazon's Top 100 in Photography and Travel in January/February 2021.

Donna, Lee Roberts and Laurie Ann Smith's program ‘Real Talk’ on AU4H RADIO began being broadcast on iHeart Radio podcasts in March 2021. Donna and Roberts' did a second season in 2022 without Smith. 

On July 22, 2021 Advocates United for Humanity introduced a petition to make the Central Registery public. Their goal is to have PA State Representative Stephanie Borowicz sponsor the amendment and present it to the House and Senate. Donna and Lee Roberts first introduced this amendment in 2015 following the passing of Conner's Law. In January 2022, Donna was featured in a book by S. Justice, available at Lulu.com and Amazon.com, for her work with Conner's Law - Kentucky.

Donna writes under several pen names and advocates for those in need. Her most recent penname, Gladys Caroline, is to pay tribute to her late maternal grandmother. A woman who truly impacted her life. She has spent much of her life dedicated to giving back to her community. Donna has volunteered her time and talents with various non-profit organizations over her lifetime, animal rights, volunteered at her children's schools and gives of herself as she is able with God guiding her journey, as her health allows. When she's not writing, she enjoys a quiet, laid back lifestyle with her husband Roger and her family!!

*Donna is an Ambassador for various companies, organizations and products.


Featured in book by S. Justice for her work with Conner's Law-Kentucky - 2022
Advocates United for Humanity Advocate Award - 2021
AU4H RADIO - Real Talk is on iHeart Radio Podcast - 2021
Waterfalls and Cascades - Stephen Miller serving an editor; Amazon Top 100 in Travel and Photography - 2020 - 2021
Launch of AU4H RADIO's 'Real Talk' with Lee Roberts and Laurie Ann Smith -  Creator/Host/Producer December 23, 2020
Named President of Advocates United for Humanity November - 2020
Advocates United for Humanity Advocate Award - 2020
Diamond Quill Lifetime Achievement Award - 2019
Advocates United for Humanity Advocate Award - 2019
Recommendation for Conner's Law - Kentucky - 2019
Advocates United for Humanity Advocate Award - 2018
UnMasked 2 hit Kindles top 100 for several weeks - 2018
Advocates United for Humanity Advocate Award - 2017
UnMasked spends several weeks in the top 100 - 2017
Advocates United for Humanity Advocate Award - 2016
Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph spent 3 weeks the Top 100 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) - 2016Elected President Advocates United for Humanity - 2016
Co-Founded Advocates United for Humanity with Lee Roberts - 2016Named CEO of Northern Books - 2015
Co-Founded Northern Books with Lee Roberts - 2015
Spent 3 weeks on Amazon's > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Abuse > Partner Abuse on Amazon Best Sellers - 2015
#84 on Amazon's > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Abuse > Partner Abuse on Amazon Best Sellers - 2015
#90 on Amazon's > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Abuse > Partner Abuse on Amazon Best Sellers - 2015
#100 on Amazon's > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Abuse > Partner Abuse on Amazon Best Sellers - 2015
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training - 2014
Mandated Reporter - 2014
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children Community Advocate Award - 2014
NNPAAW Award - 2014
Book Silent Screams endorsed by Erin's Law - 2013
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children Community Advocate Award - 2013
NNPAAW Award - 2013
My books placed in The Ross Library - 2012
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children Community Advocate Award - 2012
NNPAAW Award - 2012
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children/Chief Development Officer - 2011
Platinum Level Expert Author - 2011
Spent 3 weeks on Amazon's Rich and Famous Books - 2011
#21 Amazon's Rich and Famous Books - 2011
Spent 2 weeks on Orphans and Foster Home Books - 2011
#77 Amazon.com's Orphan's and Foster Home Books - 2011
Spent 4 weeks on amazon's Sexual Abuse Books - 2011
#97 Amazon.com's Sexual Abuse Books - 2011
Nominated for Rare Life Award - 2010
Renovo Rotary Club Golden Pen - 2009
Barnes and Nobles Bestsellers List - 2008
Spent 4 weeks on Barnes and Noble's Sports and MMA Action bestsellers list 2008
#65 Barnes and Nobles Bestseller List - 2008
#3 Barnes and Noble's Sports and MMA Action - 2008
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children/ elected President - 2008
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children/ named Official Spokesperson - 2007

Last updated: March 13, 2022 by AU4H Volunteer
Professional Speaker Topics
Child Abuse Awareness, Wellness, AU4H Radio - Real Talk Creator/Host/Producer, Advocate, Publisher
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Be kind always!! You never know what someone is going through! One smile may change or save someone's life!!

  • Donna M. Kshir

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.