“A vision of the future that’s both harrowing and endlessly entertaining.” — Kirkus Reviews

Read more of what Kirkus Reviews has to say about Shadow of the Hare HERE.

Read Tony Burnett’s review in Writers’ League of Texas’ Scribe HERE.

Recall Chronicles available on Amazon and at leading independent bookstores:  In Austin at Book PeopleMalvern Books, Bookwoman, and at Half Price Books N. Lamar (local authors shelf). In Houston at River Oaks Bookstore.  In San Antonio at The Twig Book Shop.  In Dallas at Deep Vellum Bookstore. 


In a 22nd-century world in which books have ceased to matter and barely exist, Malia Poole is a stubbornly dissident author and bibliophile. After fifty years of self-imposed exile, she returns to find a world far more terrifying than the one she fled in 2075. In Texas, Nigeria, and India she doggedly pursues the truth her heart demands.

“I haven’t seen a book with this wide ranging ambition and perspective in a long time. Dystopian literature is always at its best when it’s actually utopian in its heart. Donna Birdwell’s vision, a future gone subtly wrong, seems really more a look at how we might get it right.” – Steven J. Zani, Ph.D.”

READ Chapter One HERE. 


When Jenda Swain – youthful and vigorous at the age of 111 – encounters an incongruously old woman at an out-of-the-way café, her life veers in a new direction amid unsettling questions about her own identity and her role in the corporation-dominated culture of 2125. Her journey takes her into the arms of an activist artist, who has a quest of his own. Answers come together as their world falls apart.

Way of the Serpent manages to be at once a page-turner, with mystery, romance, and rebellion driving the plot forward–and a book that sticks with you after you read it. I found myself still pondering some of the passages and themes from this novel days after I’d finished it.” – Claire Villareal, Ph.D.

“Insightful and haunting! Vividly portrayed characters undertake a suspenseful journey of uncovering and fighting a corporate conspiracy.” – Elena Sandovici, author of Dogs With Bagels

“This is a fine first novel: well-paced, good character development, and written with narrative skill.” – Ronald K. Wetherington, author of Kiva

To read the opening chapters of this book, click here. 

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