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An award-winning screenwriter and fiction writer, Donna Laemmlen’s work has appeared on Amazon, Apple, Vudu, YouTube, GooglePlay, iTunes, and PBS, and has been published in Tin House Online, Slice magazine, Fourteen Hills, SmokeLong Quarterly, Popshot, Penduline, the anthologies Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse and Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She earned her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco.

Donna lives in San Francisco, where she taught storytelling, script analysis, and screenwriting for several years in the School of Writing for Film, Television, and Digital Media at AAU. She previously worked as a story analyst for American Zoetrope and Zoetrope: All Story, as well as producer for two PBS series, “Great Leaders” and “Great Entrepreneurs.” Her scripts have been recognized in several competitions, including the Nicholl Fellowships, Austin Film Festival, Scriptapalooza, Page International, and Screencraft, and as winner of the Family Film Festival in LA and, with co-writer Vonti R. McRae, the Urban Action Showcase Screenwriting Award in NYC.

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