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Donna R. Causey, native of Alabama, spent many years in the classroom teaching students with learning difficulties. Once she retired, she finally had time to follow her passion for discovering little-known or forgotten gems of history.
Donna developed the websites alabamapioneers.com and daysgoneby.me to share and preserve the treasures she found. These websites led to publishing books with her compiled information.
She ventured into the world of historical fiction with her first series, Tapestry of Love. The family's destiny continues in the second series, The Cottinghams, with Discordance.
"Facts provided snippets of information into the daily lives of our ancestors and while writing I often imagined and recreated their lives in my mind. After I made a research trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and stood on the ground where my first ancestor, young Mary Wilson settled with her husband in 1638, I felt compelled to tell the story of her life. Historical fiction seemed to be the perfect genre since I could use my imagination to fill in the gaps."
"While studying the old, fragile paper trails left behind, it dawned on me that I was also creating my own legacy through the minor decisions I made each day and my descendants will have the advantage of technological stored data about me. I hope they will be proud of the legacy I am leaving behind."