Donna Austgen Frisinger has invested her life in kindling the flames of impossible dreams. From childhood on, when she first overheard a miserly neighbor tell her granddaughter she couldn’t play with her because her family was “trash,” Donna has aspired to stoke the fires of excellence in both herself and others. A product of a nasty divorce, alcoholic father, and sexual abuse, she continues to prove the naysayers wrong. Today, her award-winning poetry, children’s stories, and inspirational articles motivate her readers with this same “can do it” attitude as she encourages others to own their choices.

 

Told she had “two-left-feet” when she auditioned for her award-winning high school dance team at Lake Central H.S., then chosen as an alternate her second year on the Butler University Dance Squad, Donna ended up being captain of both groups. After marrying her college sweetheart, together they chalked up one championship after another in marching band and dance team competitions, including numerous state and national titles. In 2005 Indiana named her their “Dance Educator of the Year.”

 

As a life-long teacher of the performing arts, Donna has motivated thousands of insecure wallflowers, adults and children alike, to see them blossom into self-confident, purpose-driven achievers. In addition, she’s organized a community-wide Bible reading marathon, helped to pioneer a thriving church, Faith Outreach Center in Rochester, Indiana, served as its worship leader, Sunday School teacher, music director, and creative arts consultant, taken a singing group to Washington DC to perform for The National Day of Prayer, and obtained her pastor’s license.

 

Since embarking on a writing career seven years ago, the ACW (American Christian Writers) has named her “Writer of the Year” in 2012, 2011 and 2009. A singing evangelist with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Donna’s contagious smile and enthusiasm still sparks the hearts of all God’s children to burn brightly for the Kingdom while she shares her message of hope and faith in a loving Father—with Whom all things are possible.

  • Delightful Retelling This Bink and Blinky book presents the biblical story of Joseph delightfully retold with beast-fable observers. Highly recommended.

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    Donn T.
    10/06/2019

    positive review I love her new book Bink and Slinky’s Pyramid adventure. My two boys are in love with the adorable snails and I love how it tells the story of Joseph…. read more

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    Lisa Fear
    10/09/2019

    Her books are uplifting and a different aspect to an old story. They make you look at the story again. Bunk and Slinky are cute and unique.

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    Cynthia G.
    10/29/2019
  • positive review This Bink and Slinky book provides the biblical story of Joseph delightfully retold with beast-fable observers. Highly recommended.

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    Donn Taylor
    10/06/2019

    great rhyming and storytelling! We loved Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure, so we were excited to hear about the latest adventure for the snails. The Pyramid Adventure didn’t disappoint. The rhymes were… read more

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    mama o.
    10/08/2019

    positive review The new book Bink & Stinky is a delight too read to my Grand Kids, It relay gets them excited when they see the wonderful illustration.They have mesmerized the words… read more

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    Chuck Curtis
    10/10/2019
  • An excellent rendition of Joseph! This is a very creative retelling of a Biblical story that will do very well for young children! The artwork is excellent and the poetic form of the story… read more

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    Miss J.
    10/08/2019

    The GOOD and the BAD The GOOD-its a great book!! Love the author’s unique and fun style of storytelling, the vibrant illustrations, and added bible lessons at the end of the book.The BAD-this book wasn’t… read more

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    Amazon C.
    10/08/2019

    positive review Donna’s books are from the heart—-she prays about each one and totally draws on God’s creativity within her!!
    Her stories leave you spellbound!! Oh my golly, how will this…
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    Sherry Terry Leininger
    10/02/2019
  • FUN RETELLING OF A BIBLE STORY! What could be betterthan a friendly snailto tell Bible tales?TWO pink and blue snailswith such slimy trails!

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    Susan
    10/06/2019

    Love it The boys loved the first Bink and Slinky’s book where they go to the Ark so they were excited to see the snails again in a new adventure. We love… read more

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    Amazon C.
    10/09/2019

    A Fun Book to Teach Biblical Principles to Kids The author has a unique way of taking well-known Bible stories and adding fun and interesting details that provide captivating story lines for kids. I look forward to reading all… read more

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    Gayla G.
    10/08/2019
  • positive review Loved that Donna made these bible stories so fun and easy to understand! I really enjoyed the “glossary” that even more thoroughly described words or phrases used in the… read more

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    Lori Campbell Damron
    10/08/2019

    positive review The Bink and Slinky books are a treasure and the kids love them! They are definitely a favorite of ours…

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    Kelso Woodco
    10/02/2019

    positive review These are beautiful children’s book that will be a favorite to be shared over and over!

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    Melinda Liby
    10/08/2019
  • positive review The newest Bink and Slinky’s Pyramid Adventure is a delight to read. Her retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph is charming and perfect for children. The text is engaging… read more

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    Cana Lynn Lingenfelter
    10/07/2019

    An Unusual Look at the Story of Joseph I’ve read the story of Joseph in Genesis many times but never thought of it from the perspective of two snails named Bink and Slinky until I read BINK AND… read more

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    W. T.
    10/12/2019

    Love loved this book I read this book before church this morning, i cannot wait to be able to read to my grandchildren , they are gonna love this as much as i did

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    Tina S.
    10/06/2019
  • positive review My wife and I sat in bed last night and read a book together about two slimy snails. I thought, “How can God use a couple of imaginary snails?” Still… read more

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    Marc Hamman
    10/07/2019

    Children will love this! Wonderful children’s book that keeps the story alive and memorable with the exciting illustrations and rhyme! Loved it!

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    Melinda L.
    10/08/2019

    Delightful read!! Bink and Slinky’s Pyramid Adventure is a delightful and fun book that keeps you engaged and tells the Bible story with colorful artwork and amazing rhymes! Donna is a gifted… read more

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    Cindy M.
    10/10/2019
  • It’s fun and uplifting. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fun and an easy read. My kids really liked it😃

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    Sarah P.
    10/09/2019

    Excellent retelling of the Bible story of Joseph for children The newest Bink and Slinky’s Pyramid Adventure is a delight to read. Her retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph is charming and perfect for children. The text is engaging… read more

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    Cana L.
    10/07/2019

    Good for children and adults My grandchildren like her books and it helps them understand the Bible stories better

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    Amazon C.
    10/10/2019
  • All ages from the young to the older generations Bink and Slinky’s Pyramid Adventure is wonderful book. That suits for all ages. I think it’s good encouraging and learning how to treat one another.

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    Alisha
    10/12/2019

    Super cute Bible base adventure The story line is Bible based and the lessons learned and shared by these 2 traveling snails are fun to read and will keep the attention of little listeners as… read more

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    Mary W.
    10/08/2019

    positive review Her books are truly a gift from the Lord…they are well written and inspire so many people…I know these are for kids but the adults love them also…I have gotten… read more

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    Colleen Rhodes Wagoner
    10/05/2019
  • Love this book!! My girls love the adventures of Bink and Slinky!! And I love reading Donna’s books to my younger audience as well!!

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    Amazon C.
    10/07/2019

    A great children’s Book for the family Bink and Slinky’s Pyramid Adventure by Donna Frasinger is a delight to read and has great illustrations that flows with the story. The story itself, has really brought out of… read more

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    chuck 4.
    10/09/2019

    Christian values in a children’s book! Beautiful story about the Bible’s story of Joesph told through our favorite snails, Bink and Slinky! The life applications in the back of the book is always a favorite… read more

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    Susan
    10/10/2019
  • Children Christian values Qyuality constructed book. Lovely illustrations. What an interesting way to help teach little children in a fun way about biblical truths. Really like the life applications in the back.

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    Sara K.
    10/06/2019

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