Born in Altoona,PA raised near the small town of Williamsburg,PA, descended from Quakers and sturdy German stock, Judith Redline Coopey's roots go deep into Pennsylvania soil. Her love for the state is reflected in her writings. A graduate of Penn State and the Arizona State University, she spent years in the classroom, teaching history to the next generation, but writing is her first love, and writing about Pennsylvania is her passion. Her works include Redfield Farm, a novel of the Underground Railroad, Waterproof, a novel of the Johnstown Flood, Looking For Jane, the story of a young girl's search for her place in the world and the Juniata Iron Trilogy, a three volume family saga set against the background of Pennsylvania's nineteenth century iron industry: The Furnace, Brothers and Full Circle. In addition, Ms Coopey has edited her father's novel of the First World War, Dig or Die.
An avid reader and genealogist, Ms Coopey weaves family history into her novels along with local history of the part of Pennsylvania where she grew up. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and camping -- well, not so much anymore. She now spends her summers at the family cabin near Happy Jack, AZ along with her husband and a beautiful German Shepherd named Sadie.