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Gloria Koehler

Gloria Koehler

Author, Partner

Gloria Koehler was born in Albany, CA in the California Bay area at the onset of the Great Depression. Her parents were descendants of the first colonial settlers in the 1600s, and pioneers, who trudged across the plains westward in covered wagons. They have instilled adventure into her love of life.

Her interest in reading began at age three, when her two older sisters insisted she learn to read. She received her first library card as soon as she was old enough.

After a successful business career of 30 years, she and her husband, Ken, settled in Palm Coast, Florida, where she fulfilled her long-time dream to write a novel, Scruffy Brown Shoes. She currently resides in Leonardtown, MD.

Donna Eastman

Donna Eastman

Author, Partner

Donna Eastman holds a BS from Simmons College, School of Publication, Boston, MA. She worked as a copywriter for the Pearson Group, was a managing editor at Little, Brown, and editor at McGraw-Hill, New York before embarking on a career in modeling and public relations. She also wrote a column for a metropolitan newspaper for five years.

After “retiring” and moving to Palm Coast, Florida, she taught classes to fellow writers on how to get published, and volunteered to edit their works. After meeting Gloria, she co-wrote See, I Can Do It! and Outrageous Kitty. She is the author of Terwilliger’s Tail, and is the co-author of the upcoming See I Can Do It! The Reluctant Eagle.

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“When I decide what books I am going to sell, I know that I can count on SplinterFire’s endorsements for a wholesome read. These days, it is too easy to turn the page and come across a surprise that may not be appropriate for a child. SplinterFire saves us from those surprises.”

Mary Howard

Owner, Leonardtown Books

“SplinterFire is the ultimate source for wholesome reading recommendations.” Donna and Gloria’s endorsements are thoughtful and engaging. They are both accomplished authors and bring that valuable experience to each story they endorse and offer to you and your family.” Patrick Moran

Moran Strategy Goup

Our Featured Books

To Parts Unknown

To Parts Unknown is a fast-paced drama with unforgettable characters and vivid descriptions. London, January 1942. War correspondent for the London Times, George Adams, is a broken man, devastated by the death of his fiancé and rejected by all branches of the...
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Terwilliger’s Tale

Terwilliger is a shelter kitten whose tail is short and stubby, unlike his siblings, who have long, silky tails. After his siblings are adopted, Twilly is left alone. When a shelter worker takes him home, she is so concerned with making his tail grow, she loses sight...
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Outrageous Kitty

Johanna is a fresh, headstrong, full-figured, vain and very happy cat, who gets into all kinds of mischief. Even though her rambunctious ways can be trying at times, her family loves her unconditionally (almost). Illustrated by Stewart Maxcy.Available at...
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See, I Can Do It!

In See, I Can Do It!, Brenna is an almost-grown bluebird who falls from her nest while her mother is out shopping for breakfast. Bruised and frightened, and without a grownup to help her, she shares her fears with her friends in the forest, who teach her how to use...
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Scruffy Brown Shoes

Scruffy Brown Shoes follows the lives of two Children, a boy from a dairy farm in Wisconsin, and the other a girl from Oakland, California, who lead vastly different lives during the turbulent years of the Great Depression and the subsequent World War II and the...
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