As a kid, C.K. Donnelly wrote stories under the covers with a flashlight. The award-winning journalist and self-described “unsuccessful quitter” went on to release her first novel, “Trine Rising, The Kinderra Saga: Book 1,” in 2020. Since then, she has published two sequels, “Trine Fallacy: Book 2” and “Trine Revelation: Book 3,” earning 18 literary awards for the fantasy series. Donnelly, a sought-after workshop leader and panel moderator, resides in Arizona with her oh-so-patient husband and her little black dog (who is equally patient). She no longer writes under the covers by flashlight. Usually.