Donna Belle Engel was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 1985. She began writing this story shortly after the move but set it aside to pursue other interests. She did not attempt completing it for twenty-three years.
In 2000 she married John Engel and after various moves within the Sarasota area she came upon her unfinished story. Once again it w"as put aside until Jack read it and encouraged her to finish it. "Destiny," a little book with a lot of punch, is the result.
Donna now lives with her husband, John, in Tampa, Florida. She has two sons and John has three children along with a combined total of eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren living throughout the United States.