About djc

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Welcome to my little corner of the interwebs. My name is Donna June Cooper and I write romance novels. While doing edits for one, revisions on another, and a rough draft of yet another, I get to watch (and listen to) the characters from the fourth, fifth, sixth and so on, dancing around in my head. And it’s about as much fun as you might think!

As the granddaughter of a coal miner and the great-great-granddaughter of one of the Muscogee people, I was raised in the shadows of the Appalachian Mountains – in the beautiful hills of East Tennessee. After getting a couple of college degrees, I was lured away from my mountains by an admittedly gorgeous Italian guy who married me and carried me off to Texas. (Texas, by comparison to those mountains of mine, is very hot and very flat. Just saying.) My vocations have included a little bit of everything, including a stint as an IRS tax auditor, a few years managing a bookstore, and a career in the corporate world writing technical courseware and documentation, but my avocation was always writing.

I love being walked by my Jack Russell Terrier (if you know Jack Russell’s, you understand), belly dancing (excellent exercise and lots of shiny costumes), reading (three books at once, at times), and travel (with family in Italy and England, who wouldn’t?) But, like any child of the Appalachians, I can’t stay away from my mountains for long, and I visit as often as I can.

Enough about me. This place, as well as Facebook and Twitter, is all about sharing with you some of the things that made me want to write More Than Magic, Mostly Magic and the rest of the Books of the Kindling – like our vanishing honey bees, the fascinating synchronous fireflies, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Renaissance Faires, mountain music, cipher puzzles, geocaching, and . . . Well, you get the idea. And I also want to get to know you better, too.

But, most important, it is all about the romance and the magic – the old magic that has been awakened, and the hearts that will be kindled. . .

~ djc