Donna A. Ball born in 1951 in Georgia, USA. Her ancestors were one of the first pioneer families of North Georgia, and her family still lives on the land they purchased from the Cherokee in 1782. She lives in a restored turn-of-the-century barn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northeast Georgia with her dogs, they have won numerous awards for agility, obedience, and canine musical freestyle. Her hobbies include oil painting, hiking and dog obedience training.

Her first book was published in 1982 as Donna Ball, since them she has written over a dozen works of commercial fiction under her name and under diferent pseudonyms: Rebecca Flanders, Donna Carlisle and Donna Boyd. She also signed novels with Shannon Harper as Leigh Bristol and Taylor Brady. And a novel with Linda Dano as Felicia Gallant. She is known for her work in women’s fiction and suspense, as well as supernatural fantasy and adventure. Her novels have been translated into well over a dozen languages and have been published in virtually every country in the world. She has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and has been featured in such publications as the Detroit Free Press, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, and even T.V. Guide. She is the holder of the Storytelling World award, 2001, the Georgia Author of the Year Award, 2000, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards for consecutive years 1991-1996, the Georgia Romance Writer’s Maggie Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times, among others.

Book List in Order:45 titles

  • Book #14 in the Award-Winning Raine Stockton Dog Mystery SeriesRaine Stockton knows dogs, not kids. Nonetheless, she is supremely confident in her ability to take care her fiancé's ten year old daughter, Melanie, for a week while he is out of ...


  • From the award- winning author of FLASH… A deadly explosion at an archaeological dig on Dogleg Island plunges police chief Aggie Malone and her canine partner Flash into a dark mystery from the past. On the other side of the bridge, Deputy Sheriff ...


  • From the winner of the Dog Writer’s Association of America “Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017”award comes this thrilling new installment in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery series.The annual Hansonville, North Carolina Founder’s Day Festival a...


  • Book #12 in the Best-Selling Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series Hollywood has come to the scenic Smoky Mountain community of Hanover County, and dog trainer Raine Stockton can’t resist the opportunity when her dogs are offered a chance at a role in ...


  • There’s nothing like family during the holidays... unless one of those family members is in jail, and you’re the cop who was responsible for putting him there.Police Chief Aggie Malone is facing her first Christmas as a married woman, and hoping ...


  • Winner of the "Best Fiction Book of the Year" Award by the Dog Writers Association of America *****No one knows the mountains of North Carolina like Raine Stockton and her search and ...


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    Enthralling --Kirkus Reviews The second book in the riveting new Dogleg Island mystery series from the author of FLASH. Still recovering from the traumatic events of the past year, newlyweds Aggie Malone, police chief of Dogleg Island, and Deputy She...


  • A heartwarming holiday tale from the author of A YEAR ON LADYBUG FARM Paul and Derrick have hit their stride with the Hummingbird House Bed and Breakfast, a destination of distinction in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Guests are coming from all...


  • "A simply fabulous mystery starring a likable, dedicated heroine..." --- Midwest Book Review The dog days of summer bring murder to the Smoky Mountains in this tenth installment of the best-selling Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series. For Raine Stockto...






  • The first in a powerful new series from the author of THE RAINE STOCKTON DOG MYSTERIES... Aggie Malone is a dedicated young cop who has spent her entire life just looking for a place to call home. She never thought she'd find it in a quaint Florida ...


  • Raine Stockton and her high-spirited, big-hearted golden retriever Cisco are accustomed to being heroes wherever they go. But there’s a new dog in town, and Raine and Cisco find themselves unexpectedly upstaged by a flashy K-9 addition to the sheri...


  • When Bridget, Cici and Lindsay left behind their safe suburban lives for a stately old mansion in the Shenandoah Valley, they redefined the concept of family. The friends, like the house, have faced many challenges and undergone major changes over th...


  • For dog trainer and search-and-rescue volunteer Raine Stockton the last few months have been marked by murder, danger, and betrayal. A luxury vacation to the Caribbean resort island of St. Bart’s sounds like the perfect antidote for stress, particu...


  • In this eagerly anticipated spin off from Donna Ball’s beloved Ladybug Farm series, Paul Slater and Derrick Anderson set about opening the Hummingbird House B&B with their usual style and flair, only to find that they may have taken on more than th...


  • A weekend competition turns deadly in this seventh Raine Stockton Dog Mystery. Dog trainer Raine Stockton and her happy-go-lucky golden retriever Cisco have been looking forward to the opening weekend of AKC competitive agility all winter. They tra...


  • Raine Stockton looks back on how she first met Cisco, her incorrigible golden retriever pup, in this Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Christmas short story (approximately 50 print pages). Times are hard in the small Smoky Mountain town of Hansonville, No...


  • Come home to Ladybug Farm, the place for everyone who has ever had a friend... or a dream. Four years have passed since best friends Cici, Bridget and Lindsay left the suburbs for an old mansion in the Shenandoah Valley. They’ve survived broken pl...


  • A missing teenage girl... a desperate mother... a frantic call in the night... is this a cruel hoax, or the work of a maniacal serial killer? The peaceful resort town of St. Teresa-by-the-Sea on Florida's Forgotten Coast is known for its low crime ra...


  • Praise for the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series "An exciting, original and suspense-laden whodunit... A simply fabulous mystery starring a likeable, dedicated heroine..." --Midwest Book Review "A delightful protagonist...a well-crafted mystery." --...


  • "A must read." --Examiner.com Christmas on Ladybug Farm is a short novel with a bonus holiday recipe section! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas... It’s Christmas Eve, and Cici, Bridget and Lindsay are busy preparing for their annual holiday party...


  • A Christmas Raine Stockton Dog Mystery "An exciting, original and suspense-laden whodunit...A simply fabulous mystery starring a likeable, dedicated heroine..." --Midwest Book Review on the Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries It's Christmas time, and fo...


  • Fourth Installment in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series: a short novella. Dog trainer Raine Stockton has lived all her life in the quiet community of Hansonville North Carolina. She is the daughter of a judge, the niece of a sheriff, and the ex...


  • In the terrifying tradition of Dean Koontz...Fleeing the violence and crime of life in the city, architect Laura Kane and her five year old daughter Christy move to an exclusive planned community deep in the untouched mountain wilderness of the Smoky...


  • In the rivetting tradition of Mary Higgins Clark...Cathy Hamilton was just a small town schoolteacher who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now her head is full of information that could get her killed, and she is forced to flee through the n...


  • From the award-winning author also known as Rebecca Flanders comes: House Husbands Inc...This sounded like the answer to busy executive Kendra Phillip's prayers. Her house was falling apart, her lawn was overgrown, there were squirrels in her firepla...



  • When a dashing French poet swept forty-something workaholic Sara Graves off her feet, she did something completely unexpected: She married him. Then three weeks later he died, leaving her a house she can't afford to keep in a country she's never been...


  • Renovating a broken-down mansion in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley gave three lifelong friends a welcome second chance. But after taking the biggest risk of their lives, are these women also willing to risk their hearts? All the effort Cici, Lindsay, ...


  • From the award-winning author of A Year on Ladybug Farm comes the continuing story of three women who learn what it takes to turn a house into a home. A year after taking the chance of a lifetime, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget are still trying to mak...






  • Their husbands were gone, their families were grown, and the future stretched out before them like an unfulfilled promise? Tired of always dreaming and never doing, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget make a life-altering decision. Uprooting themselves fro...


  • Warm Heart, Cold Nose Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Hanover County draws tourists every fall to hike and to look at leaves. But, unlike them, Michelle White came to die. The cops don't know if it was suicide, but for days, her b...


  • Mountain Shadows With her kennel business booming and her part-time job with the Forest Service taking up all her free time, Raine Stockton is having a hectic summer when the FBI drops in to see her. It seems her old flame Andy Fontana may be back...


  • Mountain Secrets Folks native to the Smoky Mountain community of Hanover County, North Carolina, are as much a part of the rugged landscape as timber rattlers and mountain laurel. That includes local Raine Stockton, dog trainer, ex-wife of a deput...


  • in Reunion at Mossy Creek

    Welcome back to Mossy Creek! The warm-hearted but stub-born residents of the small town whose motto is "Ain't Going No Where--And Don't Want To" are once again sorting out the joys, sorrows, and everyday mysteries of life. This time around they'v...


  • in Mossy Creek

    Welcome to Mossy Creek, where you'll find a friendly face on every corner and a heartfelt story behind every door... You'll meet a mayor who sees breaking the law as her civic duty and a by-the-book police chief trying to live up to his father's l...


  • in Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of the creaky swing, hand-cranked ice cream, and cicadas chorusing in the background. Let...


  • in Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of the creaky swing, hand-cranked ice cream, and cicadas chorusing in the background. Let...


  • in Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of the creaky swing, hand-cranked ice cream, and cicadas chorusing in the background. Let...


  • WHAT SHE REMEMBERS IS TERRIFYING. WHAT SHE CAN'T REMEMBER COULD KILL HER The lucky survivor of a freak accident, Virginia Beach teacher Ellen Cox is pulled from the wreckage of her car shaken...and deathly afraid. Her name belongs to a stranger. T...


  • In a quiet, resort community in Florida, a chilling scenario emerges--the parents of a missing teenage girl are receiving cryptic midnight phone calls from a young woman who sounds unmistakably like their daughter. Worse yet, they're finding they're ...


  • Jessamine Cray, the charming co-host of a popular Philadelphia talk show, is used to getting strange fan mail. But when her mail begins to include frightening threats, followed by items from her past, Jessamine realizes that someone knows way too muc...


  • Mistaken for someone else, Cathy Hamilton is set upon by a group of men intent on carrying out a terrible act, and she must soon rely on the assistance of police officer Dave Jenks....


  • Architect Laura Kane and her small daughter Christy moved to a new house that Laura designed in the tranquil Smoky Mountains. Then Christy's nightmares began. "Something bad" was lurking in the woods, Christy insisted.......


  • Psing as her young cousin, Annabelle goes to Brighton where matchmaking relatives introduce her to Devon Lanson. Though the young people detest the meddling of their elders, they are attracted to each other....


  • This is a spellbinding love story in which two young skaters learn that victory in competition is not enough. Neither Lee nor Tammy wish to abandon individual figure skating pairs competition but their coach insists that they skate together just once...