Welcome to Donald Olson's Website


"Donald Olson is a very good writer..."

                     --Albert Read, Daily Telegraph, London



About the author...

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Donald Olson is a novelist, travel writer and playwright. He has published eight novels, including The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley and the “Venus Gilroy” novels written as Swan Adamson. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic and many other publications. Donald's best-selling travel guides include The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour, The California Garden Tour, Frommer’s Portland Day by Day, Seattle Day by Day, and Easy Guide to Seattle, Portland & the Oregon Coast.  Donald’s plays have been produced in London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, and Portland. He is a popular speaker on garden topics. To learn more about Donald’s wide-ranging career, click on the tabs above. For more information on The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour and The California Garden Tour, click on the Garden Tour tab above. To see a list of Donald's current garden-related presentations, click on the Speaking/Presentations tab above.

Listen to Donald's radio interview about his best-selling guidebook, Frommer's Portland Day by Day