Steven Donahue was a copywriter for TV Guide magazine for 14 years. His first novel, Amanda Rio, was originally published in 2004. He released three novels in 2013: The Manila Strangler (Rainstorm Press), Amy the Astronaut and the Flight for Freedom (Hydra Publications), and Comet and Cupid’s Christmas Adventure (Createspace). His fifth novel, Chasing Bigfoot (Createspace) was published in 2014, and his short story Grit was also included in the anthology Hero’s Best Friend by Seventh Star Press in 2014. In 2015, he published his sixth book, Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad (Createspace). In 2017, he released his latest novel, Solahütte (Createspace). 





My Other Books 

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Amanda Rio

Amanda Rio is a housewife who leads a seemingly normal life. She takes care of her husband Bobby and their 12-year-old daughter Mary in their quiet suburban neighborhood. She cooks, cleans and shops like any other homemaker. But her life is a continual nightmare. Amanda lives with a monster: her husband Bobby. The burly man has a short fuse and he frequently takes out his frustrations on his wife. She seeks the help of a trusted priest and manages to convince her husband to begin couples counseling after Bobby inadvertently injures his daughter during one of his tirades. However, Amanda's relationships with two different younger men threaten the Rio's marriage and her own safety. This character-driven story explores Amanda's efforts to repair her marriage, and her self-destructive personality that complicates her quest.





Comet and Cupid's Christmas Adventure 

The exciting tale of two of Santa’s famous reindeer and their efforts to stop an evil witch from ruining Christmas. Comet and Cupid fall into a trap set by a witch named Ezrica, who abducts the reindeer and strips them of their magic powers. She then sends two trolls to Santa’s village to carry out the rest of her diabolical plan. It’s up to Comet and Cupid to stop the evildoers and save Christmas.





Chasing Bigfoot 

Some of nature’s secrets are not meant to be revealed, as anthropologist Mike Foster and big game hunter Ben Cutler discover. A fisherman in a northern Pennsylvania town has an encounter with the legendary Sasquatch, and his eyewitness account grabs the attention of Mike Foster, who joins the search for the animal after physical evidence is discovered that supports the fisherman’s claim. However, Foster’s peaceful interest in the case clashes with the violent desires of Ben Cutler, a gun-for-hire who comes to town to kill the creature.





Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad 

The thrilling story of four slaves who try to escape to the northern area of the United States along the Underground Railroad in 1853.  Kelsa Colver leads her husband and two young sons on the dangerous trek after a fellow slave is murdered by a vindictive slave owner. Along the way, the Colvers are assisted by various abolitionists, including a neighboring farmer, a progressive priest, a sympathetic lawman, and notable figures Harriet Tubman and William Still. However, their efforts are impeded by a dark family secret, and the interventions of a corrupt clergyman, vicious outlaws and greedy slave hunters.





Solahütte

Naive SS officer Blaz Schaffer is assigned guard duty at Auschwitz in Poland in 1944 after suffering an injury in battle. While stationed at the camp, he visits Solahütte, a nearby resort for German personnel, and he falls in love with Sara, a worker at the lodge. Schaffer clashes with his fellow soldiers over their ruthless treatment of the camp prisoners, particularly the head guard, Wilhelm Gratzfirmer, a psychopathic Nazi who enjoys torturing and murdering the captives. He also runs afoul of Dr. Joseph Mengele, the notorious camp doctor who decides the fates of the prisoners as they arrive at the camp. As his injury heals and his time at the camp nears its end, Schaffer makes a fateful decision that changes the lives of those around him.


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