Hi and welcome! I’m glad you are here to read my story.
I’m a person with a past—writer and journalist, fitness freak and teacher, and mom. I love my family. I love books and movies, and I love music. And, Oh, I love to dance. I write novels—both contemporary and romance, and short stories. Some of them are pirate stories. I used to ski, but I abandoned downhill in favor of teaching fitness and dance classes. (It had nothing to do with the fact that everyone ran into me as I snowplowed across their paths!) I also like tennis, hiking, and golf and taking long walks in the sun—isn’t that the same thing?
I love to learn. As an adult with three young children, I went back to school, parttime, for 13 years and graduated with a B.A. in English. I loved every minute of it
If there’s a social gathering, I’m there. Family time? Most important. My friendships matter, and I like sharing my stories. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned. It’s only the beginning
I was a dreamy child, often lost in daydreams. I read books, lots of books. I discovered “Mary Poppins" and the dog stories of Albert Payson Terhune. I also loved movies. As an elementary school student, living in Denver, I spent many Saturdays going to movie musicals at the local theater. I fell in love with Doris Day and Fred Astaire (Who wouldn’t?). In school, in Boulder, Colorado, I sang in the choir and was a twirler in the marching band. I love music, but books have always been my most cherished companion. I learned about life and love, right and wrong, and all the complexities of my world.
At the age of 30, I went back to school in Corvallis, Oregon, transferring six hours from University of Colorado to Oregon State University. For 13 years I attended classes, while I raised my three children. I loved almost every minute of it. I wrote book reviews for the public library and edited The Benton County Newsletter (now "Lumina").
Before graduating with a BA in English and Writing, I began to teach aerobic dance classes. and soon earned my Personal Trainer Certification. At one time or another I taught every type of class at our fitness club, except Yoga. I also wrote a fitness column in the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
By the time I retired, I had written several novels and am now working on a third. I have time now to devote to my family and to my writing, and I’m truly enjoying both.
I have just completed an 11-book series of exciting pirate stories with my daughter, Kristi, for 6-12 year olds, “The Adventures of Captain Scalleywag."
JUST RELEASED! “Bodee and The Pirates,” a prize-winning book in the annual, international Writer’s Digest competition.
Books are available in both paperback as well as Kindle versions.
To see my author page and my books on Amazon, please follow this link: www.amazon.com/author/jeanhollandcopeland