Donna M. Kshir is a 15x bestselling author (2008-2016), 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.
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.
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.