grew up being a real life version of LV (Little Voice). At age 2, she was left a pop up portable 60s record player and a bunch of 45s and by age 4 had a repertoire of singing voices ranging from Jerry Lee Lewis to singing classical symphonies by Tchaikovsky. At 9, she was left another record player and a pile of 78s. Singing in voices from Louis Armstrong to Bing Crosby, Mitzy Gaynor to Ella Fitzgerald, Donna even sang as Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse and in the voices of a multitude of 70s TV advertisements and in her teens swung from an Abba phase into a penchant for Alice Cooper and his gothic theatrics and off into Melanie Safka. By her 20s she began to dare singing her own voice which has been compared with people like Missy Higgins, Jewel, Corinne Bailey Rae, Karen Carpenter.
Donna is known internationally as an author (author of bestsellers Nobody Nowhere, Somebody Somewhere their sequels, Like Colour To The Blind and Everyday Heaven, the poetry book Not Just Anything, and four text books all sold through Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
As a screenwriter several of her screenplays are represented by Bicoastal Talent, Burbank, CA. The film rights to her first book, Nobody Nowhere were acquired by Hollywood producer Beverly Nero. The film is now in pre-production with award winning Australian director, Garth Davis to direct. More information on the film can be found here.
As a writer/producer, Donna has produced a number of one-woman rock-musicals including FOOTSTEPS OF A NOBODY which is musically supported by The Aspinauts ( www.aspinauts.com ).
As a singer-songwriter Donna recorded two solo albums. The first was produced by UK music producer, Paul Farrer, and titled Nobody Nowhere after the title song. The second album was produced by Australian producer, Akash, and titled Mutations. Both are available on http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw, two tracks from which feature in an international TV series, Things You Taught Me. Two tracks from her first album made the top 50 of Artist Underground and a track from her second album, Beautiful Behavioral Mutations had 20,000 hits on You Tube in a year. Paul Spears of PV Studios, in Ferntree Gully, is music producer for upcoming recordings of The Aspinauts
An international public speaker, she has spoken before 1000s of people with her audiences captivated by her expressive gestural signing (home sign) which she also uses in her performances with The Aspinauts.
She is also an artist (painter and sculptor).
She also works in the autism field as a public speaker and consultant. Her home site is at www.donnawilliams.net .