Donna Russo Morin

Donna Russo Morin

Author, Screenwriter and Actor

Saunderstown, Rhode Island

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About Donna

Donna Russo Morin is the internationally published author of six multi-award-winning historical novels including PORTRAIT OF A CONSPIRACY: Da Vinci’s Disciples Book One (a finalist in Foreword Reviews BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR), and The King’s Agent, recipient of a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her other titles are The Courtier’s Secret, The Secret of the Glass, and To Serve a King. Her latest release, THE COMPETITION: Da Vinci’s Disciples Book Two (Editor’s Choice, Historical Novel Society Review) continues to follow the adventures and traumas of a clandestine group of women artists set during the height of the Italian Renaissance. THE FLAMES OF FLORENCE: Da Vinci's Disciples Book Three releases May 8, 2018 and her novel of gilded age Newport, GILDED SUMMERS, releases summer of 2018.
A 25-year professional editor, her work spans more than 40 manuscripts. She holds a BA in Communications and an A.A. in English Literature. Donna teaches writing courses at her state’s most prestigious adult learning center, online for Writer’s Digest University, and has presented at national and academic conferences for over ten years.
In addition to her writing, Donna has worked as a model and an actor with appearances in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.




    DA VINCI'S DISCIPLES Thriller Historical A secret society of women artists and one legendary master attempt to thrive and survive the most glorious and terrifying years in Florence’s history while trying to bring their talent out to the world. An assassination conspiracy that reaches to the Vatican embroils them in turmoil when one of their own goes missing. Fearing for her life, these women are willing to put their loves and their lives on the line for her and their art. For these women, Time’s Up happened a long time ago.


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