You can read how we embarked on our campaign to do all we can in aid of all non-profit charities and to try to prevent people from treating animals so badly. Sometimes, atrociously. If all of us who love animals, ALL animals, manage to get it together properly, we are going to make a difference. Sadly, there will always be those who are cowards and sadists, and they will take on the work of killing animals that the governments do not put on the 'protected' list. ALL animals should be protected, not only those who are becoming extinct, thanks to the sub-humans who become hunters and murderers!
We are also dedicated to helping humans, and hope to be in a far better position to help with all type of shelters, for humans and animals. Obviously, the best help is going to be financial help. These are the reasons baby seals are slaughtered and skinned, for meat and their skins. It is abominable to take skin away from a living body, and it is WRONG to TORTURE and to KILL people, sea mammals and animals. Genocide is going on. Has gone on due to the greed of the governments. Animals are being destroyed to take away all that is truly precious on this earth for money. Habitats are the other invaluable things which are being eroded, and due to men, tearing down the forests and jungles for their own gain.
As spokespeople, we can bring causes to the attention of other influential people to help us with these causes. Too many people seem not to care about the world that is being left to the younger generation. It is going to be something that is too damaged to return to its original state, and will not be worthy of inheriting. We must all care enough to find a way to prevent and stop neglect and abuse, of living creatures and of habitats. I hope you will care enough to sign petitions I shall soon be regularly posting in this site, on the 'News: Old & Current.' When I have the petitions posted, and other posts to help stop cruelty, I shall make a link here, on this page for easy finding.
I will really appreciate you asking your friends to visit this site, especially, if they are animal advocates! I shall do my best to entertain you with the contents of this site, and you can join in my professional forum. Located from the Menu Bar on the left. I often join in with the conversations, and you and your friends can use it for free.
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Gorillas are gentle giants. Like us, they play, hug, and laugh. But they’re endangered and under assault. These gentle giants are facing a three-fold struggle for existence: they are killed for their meat; their habitats are destroyed by logging, mining, agriculture, and other invasive activities; and infectious diseases ravage their families. And if we don’t act now, they’ll soon have another threat. Federal lawmakers are planning to cut vital funding...
Gorillas are gentle giants. Like us, they play, hug, love and laugh. But they’re endangered and under assault.
These gentle giants are facing a three-fold struggle for existence: they are killed for their meat; their habitats are destroyed by logging, mining, agriculture, and other invasive activities; and infectious diseases ravage their families. Babies are separated from their mothers, and are sometimes used in research. We HAVE to stop this barbaric treatment towards such intelligent animals. All animals have emotions, feelings, memories, and NEED affection and love. They feel pain too, can get depressed and they can CRY. The feel emotional pain as well as physical pain.
If we do not act now, they will soon have another terrible threat.
Federal lawmakers are planning to cut vital funding for international conservation programs that save gorillas’ lives and protect their habitats. Are you really going to ignore this and let the government wipe out all that is precious to us? Let them RUIN our world and destroy what is not theirs to make money from?
The tragedy is that these cuts are too small to make a difference in the federal budget, but large enough to completely cripple efforts to save gorillas. SO WE MUST TELL THEM WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! WE HAVE TO BE THE VOICE OF THE ANIMALS, OR, SOON THERE WILL BE NONE LEFT.
This page updated on: 12thFeb 2013: Also, read my latest updates & articles for news on me. New pics about to be posted!You may not have time now to peruse the whole site, so please bookmark it and I hope you will come back soon. Watch our for my autobiography, soon to be published.
I became a 'Top Contributor', on Yahoo Answers, category; Religious & Spiritual, and Human Relationships.
Hi Everyone! Welcome to my site! Please scroll to the bottom of this page for links to my other writing sites.
I have had success in staying in shape, through not eating too much and steering clear of fattening foods. This, even at my age and suffering instability from hypothyroidism, (Hashimoto's) an under-active thyroid, since 1984. I can still make natural, physical improvements and shall do more by my next birthday, July 2013. I never had this 'dream' to be famous,
as in being a 'household name,' which so many publicity mad celebrities seem to need. It was difficult enough to be the public property I became with my work as a professional dancer, and to a degree, as a performer singing and playing guitar with bands. It was all I could cope with at that time. I did not want the horrors that accompany huge fame.
It is not easy with me being so much of a loner, a hermit at times (when my agoraphobia took over) and rather than being committed to public events, I would prefer to be busy with many other creative pursuits. Some people tried to keep me channelled on showbiz alone and in the public eye. Constantly invited to boring parties with shallow talk, surrounded by those who think so much of themselves and who expected me to be as over-awed by them as most of the other guests were
It takes a great deal for me to be impressed and I need to respect people before I allow them close enough to become friends. Beside that, I prefer being my own boss, always have been and always will be!
Back to the previous subject; Hopefully I shall continue to prove 'mature age' does not have to make a person look 'old' or 'frumpy.' My website pictures, taken from many years ago to the up-to-date ones, are to prove women over middle age should not be written off. My intention is to be a role model for ageing well, perhaps, with an appearance on a talk show/s when my true age will be revealed. I am proud to be the age I am as it shows I have experienced life, (oodles of it actually) and I also have great genes (thanks Mum!) which are a great benefit! But, many have told me not to be obvious about my age until the time is right. If the world situation continues to worsen, we might just write and perform our songs for videos and DVD's, which we can sell with a percentage donated to needy causes. I also hope to get sponsors, and wealthy people involved. If not, we will just do as much as we can.
As a writer, I can make the plight of animals more known, and as a performer, along with my husband Rocky, corporate man, (power lifter) also a musician and songwriter. We can raise finances for some of the interested charities who contact us., or who we discover. One important animal concern to us is; Freedom Farm from Hendersonville, in Tennessee, who are a no-kill shelter, because we were involved with them. We have added more shelters and causes to our list and look forward to fund-raising. We also plan huge fund-raising for the homeless and needy on the largest scale we can manage. To do this we shall need teams of people and hopefully, they will not have to volunteer their services for nothing. Stipends at least will be paid, as everyone needs to earn a living.
In my 20's for seven years I performed in many towns and events, as a solo dancer. My manager, where I worked as the resident dancer in a club, was also the band, XTC's manager. That band were extremely popular in the UK, and probably around the world, but I was busy doing my own thing. Acquired my Actors Equity card and went on to do some television and commercials work, later to perform as a singer. I also played guitar, with blues, soul, country and pop bands, in England. Spent some years as part of a duo, Chilli Pepper and loved the entertainment business, although sadly, I was not enamoured by many of the people I met along the way. I have been living in America over seven years now, having married a Chicagoan, Rocky, and I love it here. Spent my first year in Chicago, then we bought a lovely large ranch style place just outside Nashville, TN. Stayed there for five years, and then moved back to Chicago.
Song-writing and performing will always be my greatest passion, although my performances in my recent past have mostly been as a 'guest' on stage. A project is being organised and if all goes well, we shall be a recording video band, available for some functions, but mostly for fund-raising! Rocky, (my hubby) is on drums. We perform country/blues/boogie/soul/swing. We were looking for a 'Little Richard' style pianist, or 'Jerry Lee,' boogie piano player to join us.
A blood cousin from my father's side of the family, traced her ancestry to me, her having the same ancestor, Sir John Wynn, and she has been living in Florida. We are in Chicago at the mo, where she (Cousin Terry) is coming down to visit and decide if she wants to join us. Cousin T, is a pianist and she sings! In the past, as I did, she was a model and professional dancer! Cuz T is ALSO a writer! Amazing how much in common we both have! I am only a little older than her, and she looks very young for her age too! We hope to meet up next month, and can enlarge on our plans when we know if she is part of the band or not. Either way, it will be fantastic having a blood relative and a female friend to stay in touch with. Wonders will never cease!
Of course we still need a 'cool' saxophonist! WHERE ARE YOU ELUSIVE MAN???
Potential musicians, and any fans can soon keep an eye on my new 'Mama De-Ville Band' site, which is under construction at the moment. www.mamadevilleband.com That site will be solely for music discussion, anecdotes past performance and for our videos. This Donni site here is mostly for stories, articles and fun themes. Both of my sites have a separate professional forum. Join us there?
Writing has always been a serious part of my life and indeed, it has been the primary focus. Over the years I have finished many short stories, some of which were published and more to become a compilation. The autobiography is well on the way, and I have completed and we published my novel, (NOT a vanity publisher!) Kindle & e-Book is available now. I have two more books in the pipeline and of course many more already completed short stories and articles to add in this site, for your free reading pleasure.
I write like I think, (but, try to be diplomatic) and do not mind confrontations, usually because I am not afraid to be controversial. Also as in not hiding my full length pictures. They are there to prove I am different from most women of my age, and that I have not aged badly, nor in the normal way of others and I have kept my youthful hourglass shape. Attitude, DNA and not wanting to be like anyone else, has probably helped me.
I am aware that the usual 'author' picture, usually makes the writer look intellectual and lofty. But, I am not the 'usual' kind of author. I am not the usual kind of person. At this age, I still work out with heavy weights, (I have marvellous triceps!) and look younger than ANYONE near my age, with no implants or face lifts either!
Also, I have survived a great deal more emotion and treachery, than most of you will have come across. That is why I write so compellingly, openly and broach subjects that other writers might not. But, I am nevertheless to be taken seriously, for I am a proven writer and author, regardless of whether I have a shapely body or not. I am annoyed by those who have such closed minds as to stereotype others due to their looks. Image helps in gaining respect, even if begrudgingly, but the important thing is how one's spirit has developed and not having the attitude of 'looking the other way,' but trying to do something about it each time an injustice is about to be, or is done. I am spiritual and not religious.
If you think that because of how I look, there cannot be a creative brain in my head, I say loudly; "READ my work and be very surprised!" I happen to be capable of a high standard of most things I attempt, it is natural to me. I am literally a case of not judging a book by its cover. "Do not judge a writer, by her wrapper!" You cannot see the brain ticking, but it is there.
If you do not have the time to read much more, bookmark the site and come back when you can! This may become one of your most favourite places to spend time! If you have read all and wish for more, just write and let me know, I have plenty more to add! You can contact me through the; 'Contact Us' tab in the Menu Bar on the left hand side of the screen.
This is an interactive site, so do not forget to visit and use the great forum here. And, of course please sign my guest book. Thanks!
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Now I have to get in serious mode, put my glasses on and become the author I am. (Or, part of who I am)
~ My Family ~ Nashville ~ Feb 2010
What IS this website for?The Quick answer:
~ ~ This is a 'mini-library' of sorts, a 3D Showcase. Apart from introducing me to America, (I am reasonably well known in parts of England, where I was born and lived until seven years ago.) This site is to entertain, in a very family oriented way, and to give enjoyment to those who like to read free stories. Firstly, there is the FORUM. Most interesting, unusual and interactive. I will not censor writers, who should be allowed to have their opinion, but will delete bad cuss words! I used to believe strongly in FREE, POLITE SPEECH, but now we must be more careful. Hopefully, we will still be able to discuss and debate here, in my Forum. ~ ~
Also, there are quality stories to be read, with more regularly added. Please ask me, if you have read them all and want more! The site also gives visitors the chance to learn who the author, 'Donni De-Ville', truly is, in a unique, three dimensional way! I invite you to REALLY get to know me and you might just like me too. ~~
My website enables visitors to enjoy the various fruits of my labour. My pictures give a visual history. A few of my original songs are shared, and are about to be properly finished and updated. Very soon we hope to add my band CD's, and probably many 'unplugged' ones, (just me andguitar with Hubby drumming) for you to enjoy. ♫ ♪♫ ♪ I confirm this and the update is April 13th 2013.
If visitors are readers, much can be learned about me from my writings. Snippets can be found of my unusual life experiences, in the form of short stories or articles and of course, five chapters from my novel, 'Into The Lyons Den.' My BIO, with the synopsis and four chapters of my Autobiography, in here. You will also find a few fictional stories too.
I also post events of interest to my readers, (Well now I meant to do this, but time just flies by! I really hope to work hard on this aspect) in news/updates, and articles. For example, I wrote about the April 2006 tornado that almost hit us, hovering 100 yards in front of our house, but instead, went on to devastate the nearby areas, of Sumner County. It was my first tornado and as they threatened us each year from Feb - April, I still feel very insecure about tornado threats. However, I loved the deep 'booming' sound as the tornado twirled in front of my eyes! An amazing sound!
This website is my living bio, complete with visuals and audio, to compliment my writing. Videos will soon be added of our band performances. It is the best way to provide the fullest perception of who I am, especially as the site is kept up to date and is very hands-on. The professional forum is for anyone who likes to read and write, and generally have fun learning and sharing new ideas, also in meeting others of like mind, (in the forum) It is also informative and can be educational, touching on most topics, with more added if requested.
Post-cards can be sent from this site, with a choice of pictures for FREE and will be updated when I get the chance.
This site is for people who love to read, but are disappointed with the stories available today. Most of those stories have good beginnings, reasonable to good middles, (or maybe the other way around) due to the writer having a good idea, but they end up writing themselves into a hole. Also, their book endings are mostly an anti-climax.
If the writer has not experienced much emotion in their lives, they will write unemotionally. It shows in the way they have their characters act, which is possibly not in a realistic manner. This is why most books do not have characters vivid enough to have the reader relate to them. Usually, there is far too much 'filler' and excess words to give the book more pages. Quantity but not quality. This way of writing takes away from the action, and ruins it for the reader. I have edited and published my own novel, with the help of my husband, Rocky, (De-Ville Publishing). I can guarantee NO 'wallpapering,' (the use of many unnecessary words), occurs in any of my stories. But, quite the opposite! I whittle it down, for maximum attention and keep the interest flowing even in the slower parts.
Have you ever read a story or seen a film where you have felt lost after it was finished? Disliked that you had become so involved with the characters that you felt as if you had seen the last of the people you had grown to love? Had you ever wished the story could continue, so you could watch the characters continue to interact, even, as they grew older in print? Would you like to enjoy a novel this much? Yes? Then you need my novel: 'Into the Lyons Den' ........Available through this site and Amazon.
You want thrilling threads all the way through? With twists and mysteries that make you wonder and try to work out who did what? Cliff-hangers on the end of each chapter making it practically impossible for you to put down? This novel is for you! If you want an ending that will surprise and be heart rendering, this is for you. If you want to read a story you will NEVER forget, THIS IS IT!
A compelling story for women, men and gays alike. This would make the best gift ever, for yourself and ALL the reader friends you have, over the age of seventeen years, or younger depending on how mature they are. Just the thing for a low-cost, memorable present. Here is a thrilling story which will alter the way you think, also teach you more about emotional human interaction and compassion.
The 442 vellum page, paperback is available through this site, at the top of this homepage and through the the STORE here. E-books are available in Kindle, through Amazon, UK & USA.
Meanwhile, DO NOT FORGET TO READ THE VERY INTERESTING SHORT STORIES and ARTICLES IN HERE! (Just click on the tab in the Menu Bar on the left of the page.) You could also pop in to see the professional forum in here, and make some comments? You may want to get a snack and a cuppa, so you can relax and be entertained! That is the purpose of this website. My intention is to entertain you. Welcome to my world and enjoy!
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‘Into the Lyons Den,’ by Donni De-Ville
This story will touch everyone, both men and women alike, touching inner feelings not openly admitted to. A compelling story, thrilling in places and extremely sad in others. Many twists which the reader does not expect, with exciting cliff-hangers ending each chapter. The conclusion does not let the reader down and the story will never be forgotten.
The book is unlike any you would ever have read anywhere! Well written for easy reading, fast moving, compassionate and racy! A slightly erotic, mystery, horror novel impossible to put down. Based on some true life events and characters. Enacted around the ‘Lyons Dating Agency.’ A backdrop for Viv, 35 years old, a lonely woman in search of her perfect partner through the agency. Viv, found the agency brought excitement, danger and heartbreak instead. A great change of pace from her mundane life working in an office in London.
Instead of a flowery romance, she encounters a baron, a transvestite, detectives, murders, a serial killer and more than she could ever have bargained for, or deserved. You will go through all the gamut of emotions and enjoy the strong storyline which continues all the way through the book. The ending is unexpected and you would have to be made of stone, not to be deeply moved.
This book has received rave reviews from ranked authors on top writing sites where it was first introduced and storyline perfected. I was ranked 'Number 2' in Fanstory.com My writing style is easy and makes for very vivid reading, with the characters becoming 3D entering your brain making you care about each and every one of them. Other authors may let you down, this one will not!
Paperback and kindle available since Jan 2010. Go to the store
, or scroll to the top and click on the book cover. Available on Amazon UK and USAtoo! Please give me a review after reading, as each good review helps others to decide whether to buy or not.
I do promise you it will be an exciting, roller-coaster adventure you will never forget. You will find it VERY entertaining, I guarantee. My mind is nothing like anyone else's. The story unravelled as I went along, and parts of it made me cry. Not only is it thrilling and emotional, it is also educational. I have used some events and exceptional characters from my life, which make the story come entirely alive!
Do not forget to check out my BIO page for more low-down on me. Autobiography synopsis and four chapters for you to read. Just click on the 'Books' tab at the left hand side. Then find; 'Conflicts and Struggles of Donni-Jay De-Ville.' Be my guest, relax with a cup of coffee, (or, English tea) and something to eat, then read my online life story from your computer screen. You will not have known about a life such as mine before, to the degree of contradicting factors, fast constant dilemmas with incredible events, (mainly bad) happening one after the other and the best of the worst decisions made. If you like autobiographies, you will need to add mine to your collection. I would love to hear what you think about the chapters already posted so far in this site. But, first.....
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This is my page and you can start from there to see what I have originated or contributed to. But as other people can edit any of the articles and ruin a good piece of work, I have stopped writing in there!