Donna Wares

An avid traveler and nature lover, I'm an editor who likes to write, too, and a news junkie who loves to tackle projects that push my boundaries. My work has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines and online.

My books include The Wonder Years, My California and an Explorer's Guide to Santa Barbara and California's Central Coast. I live in Southern California with my husband, two children, a fat cat and two retired greyhounds.

I always return home to my favorite place, Florida's 10,000 Islands.

Photo: On Chokoloskee Island