Donna Tallman

Donna is the author of Destined for Excellence and has contributed to Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan (AMG, 2009), What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say to Your Own Family (AMG, 2003), and What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say (Bethany House, 2000). She has also written numerous magazine articles, as well as several screenplays.

Donna was born in Rabat, Morocco, and grew up in the Netherlands and Spain. Her father served in the Air Force and helped inspire in Donna a love for America and an affinity for the military. Her unique background has helped form a worldview that speaks to and understands people of other cultures.

Donna has served in the electronic media department at the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, in addition to serving as a motivational and conference speaker, curriculum developer and consultant, women’s ministry coordinator, and Sunday school teacher for all ages. She is also a mentor for high school and college-age women, and her work was profiled in The Oregonian newspaper.

Donna holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education with a minor in Biblical Studies, an emphasis in youth ministry, and a specialization in discipleship development from Biola University. She lives near Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Bob. They have been married for thirty years and are the parents of three and the grandparents of one.

Most Recent Project: Stained Glass Heart: Beauty from the Fragments of Life (publisher pending)