Donna Laemmlen lives in San Francisco, where she teaches storytelling, script analysis, and screenwriting as a BFA and MFA faculty member of the School of Writing for Film, Television, and Digital Media at the Academy of Art University.
Winner of the Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction, her stories appear in Tin House Online, Fourteen Hills, SmokeLong Quarterly, Popshot, Able Muse, Penduline, Slice magazine, Switchback Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Her story “Centerville” was published in the anthology Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse and performed at Stories on Stage in Denver, CO. She earned her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco, and also holds a BA in English Literature/Film Studies and an MA in English Rhetoric and Composition from CSUF.
An award-winning screenwriter, she previously was a story analyst for American Zoetrope, as well as a producer for two PBS series, “Great Leaders” and “Great Entrepreneurs,” and the highly-regarded “Nightly Business Report” segment “Prime Movers.”
She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West/Independent Writers Caucus.