Kalia Doner, Non-Fiction Writer Specializing in Health, Nutrition, and Cooking

Telling A True Story in the Age of Fake News

Kalia Doner is the author or co-author of 28 books including the James Beard-nominated Diabetes Menu Cookbook and the NY Times bestseller from Mary Tyler Moore, Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes. She has been a senior editor at Working Mother, health editor at SELF, and executive editor at First for Women. She is currently the content director of Healthguru.com and works with John McIntosh, Dr. Michael Roizen, and Dr. Mehmet Oz (the You Docs) to produce 365 articles a year for their daily syndicated "King Features" newspaper column.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:

In every book of non-fiction, the goal is to help the reader discover new ways to understand and/or negotiate the world and their daily life. In my work, whether I am discussing managing a chronic health condition like diabetes or exploring ways a reader can upgrade his or her lifestyle through improved nutrition and physical activity, I want to provide accurate, authoritative, accessible facts that inform and inspire.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:

For several decades I have focused on health-related issues and been privileged to interview and work with the sharpest minds in the fields of medicine, nutrition, physiology, and fitness. While they are the authorities, my expertise is on translating complex topics into the vernacular. I welcome the opportunity to help other people who would like to become writers understand the process and craft.



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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

I have extensive experience on book publicity tours on TV and radio. I frequently work with groups who are interested in learning to write publishable nonfiction.

Presentation Audience:

Middle School

High School




New York

Willing to Travel

Book Type:

Adult Non-Fiction



Health & Fitness/Nutrition

Women’s Issues