Dona Ross Pratt grew up in Brodhead, Wisconsin in a family of eight children. Upon her graduation from Brodhead High School she furthered her education at the Whitewater State Teachers College. She graduated with a degree in kindergarten and primary education.
Dona taught in Columbus, Beloit and Fox Point, Wisconsin before moving to Edgerton, where she and her husband Dr. Francis Ross, raised their family of four children. She has been an avid lover of children's literature for years and spent countless hours reading books to children in school, her own children at home, and her grandchildren.
Dona feels that reading books fosters children's imaginations and helps inspire them to learn. Her first book "Melissa's Halloween Wish" was published in 2012 and continues to be loved by many children. The book received a gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award.