About D L McDermott

DL McDermott is the pen name of TV writer and historical fiction author Donna Thorland. A native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Donna was the first member of her family to attend college and graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History. For many years she managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and wrote and directed the Witch City’s most popular Halloween theater festival, Eerie Events. She later earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Donna has been a sorority house mother, a Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellow, a WGA Writer’s Access Project Honoree, and a staff writer on the ABC primetime drama, Cupid. Her screenwriting credits include episodes of the animated series, Tron: Uprising. Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Albedo One. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project, The Night Caller, aired on WNET Channel 13 and was featured on Ain’t It Cool News. Currently she writes for the hit WGN drama, SALEM. She is married with two cats and divides her time between Los Angeles and the real Salem. You can find out more about her other writing at: www.donnathorland.com.