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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dona Parus  

Pen Name: Sloan St. James


Born: 1945 in Marianna, PA

-- Dona Parus on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Parus currently resides in Orland Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dona Parus was born in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania near the end of WWII. Her first venture into the publishing world came later than most. She was 59 years old when she published her first novel. In 2012, she published an ebook titled, ''Building Blocks''.

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Titles At Your Library

The Dark Plain
ISBN: 0972845046

Baycrest Books. 2004

Single Dad Jack Wolfe returns to Ireland after the death of his son. There he meets feisty Cala McCoy and they begin friendship that seems to transcended time and space. But dark forces threaten to pull the soul mates apart. Can the residents of a small Irish hamlet and an ancient ritual save a growing love, centuries in the making?

The Dark Shield
ISBN: 0979262909

Tiger Publications. 2007

Death stole Conner Wolfe's childhood. Yet, when it took this Chicago cop's partner, questions plagued Conner's mind. To find his answers Conner returns to Belfast. However, when he looks into the eyes of Di O'Dea he learns why he'd been left behind. The reaper of souls strikes again, taking Di with him. Can Clan Donegal once more lift the veil between worlds, or will Conner's tribute be refused, leaving him to a lifetime of grief?



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