Donna Cooner was born and raised in Texas before moving to beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. She is a former teacher and school administrator, who now directs the teacher preparation program at Colorado State University. Donna’s debut novel, Skinny, is a YALSA Teen’s Top Ten Nominee and a Bank Street’s Best Children’s Book of the Year.
During her presentation, Donna talks about her personal struggles with obesity and self acceptance. She also discusses her writing process, from rough draft to finished book. Donna also focuses on the importance of character development and revision. An experienced educator, she is also available to present at educational conferences and lead writing workshops for smaller groups.
For more information, visit www.donnacooner.com.