Author Donald Firesmith







Donald Firesmith is a multi-award winning author of speculative fiction including: science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy novels.

A computer geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. He is also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones.

His most recent work of fiction is The Secrets of Hawthorne House. It is a multi-award winning book that received the 2019 Readers Favorite Book Award, silver medal. The book also received an excellent review from Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews.

You can learn more about Donald and obtain autographed copies of his books by visiting

His magical wands are available at Firesmith’s Wand Shoppe.

The Secrets of Hawthorne House is the story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two radically different cultures, hidden magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. His misery started when his mother died in a senseless car accident. Matt’s grieving father, unable to remain in the family’s seaside cottage, moved Matt and his sister away from their beloved ocean.

Their relocation to the small town of Hawthorne, Indiana only made Matt’s life more difficult. When Matt learned the recluse living in the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door was none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and murderer of wayward husbands, he became entranced in mystery.

When Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece and her three children moved in next door, the extraordinary happened, and the Hawthornes’ family secrets came to life, forever changing Matt's.

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