Hi, my name’s Pema Donyo

I’m an author of historical romance and Young Adult fiction. I’m also a coffee-fueled student by day at Claremont McKenna College studying economics.

My novels include The Innocent Assassins, a Young Adult romantic thriller, and One Last Letter, a western historical romance. My first novella is another historical romance, Revolutionary Hearts, set in 20th century India.

Numbers & words

Words are my favorite form of expression, numbers are my favorite form of evidence. Fiction and finance can seem like different worlds at first, but both inspire me every day. It’s exciting to still be learning so many new things about both subjects.

California college kid

I’ve always lived  in sunny Southern California, where any temperature less than 70 degrees is freezing and flip-flops never go out of season. As a current sophomore, I’m still working on mastering that delicate balance between finishing homework and meeting publisher deadlines.

Passionate about all matters creative

I believe creativity can be infused into all endeavors, whether building a brand new story world or solving a more quantitative problem. Creativity can be (and should be) applied to all aspects of life!

Writing versatility

Learn more about my creative writing process and general editing tips and tricks on my blog, or explore a portfolio full of writerly musings through my nonfiction articles.

To learn more about me, check out past interviews.

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 The Bookshelf

Revolutionary Hearts
One Last Letter
The Innocent Assassins