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Donna Valentino was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but now resides in the beautiful state of Florida with her son Michael. Tending to her garden and cooking are Donna’s favorite pursuits, along with watching her son, the musician, perform. Over the years she enjoyed a career in the dental field. That would change one fall day when … Continue reading Meet Children’s Book Author, Donna Valentino & Find Out Her Inspiration for “Morten and Gordon”
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