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Donna Cooner was born and raised in Texas. She is a three time graduate of Texas A&M University. A former teacher and school administrator, she now teaches teachers and principals at Colorado State University where she is the director of the School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her two labs and a cat named Stu. She’s a big fan of chocolate and laughing (not necessarily in that order).

Donna is the author of two novels for young adults, SKINNY and CAN’T LOOK AWAY. She’s also the author of over twenty picture books and was a founding member of the Brazos Valley Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators. She has also written children’s television shows for PBS and textbook
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After four years of blogging about writing and publishing, the YAMuses have decided to take a hiatus. We loved sharing our journey and thoughts on writing with readers over the years, but find the time has come to devote all our attention and energy to writing our own stories. Our blog archives will stay searchable as a resource for writers and we hope you will continue to follow our individua... Read more of this blog post »
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Can't Look Away

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Worthy

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Skinny by Donna Cooner
“It just wasn't fair. God made some people naturally skinny and some people naturally fat. I'd never know how my life would have been different if I'd been one of the ones He made skinny. I didn't know how He chose. This one will be blonde, with long thin legs and great skin. This one will be short and fat with legs that rub together when she walks. I just knew I wasn't one of the lucky ones.”
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Skinny by Donna Cooner
"Impressive debut. I could definitely relate to having inner voice that says awful things to you. Loved the theatrical bits of the plot. There's a slightly unbelievable part toward the end but the book's good enough to forgive that. I may be wrong..." Read more of this review »
Skinny by Donna Cooner
"Having had bariatric surgery myself (lap-band six years ago), I thought she did a really good job of realistically portraying what it's really like to recover and go through this. Definitely a first in YA. Looking forward to more from this author...."
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“It just wasn't fair. God made some people naturally skinny and some people naturally fat. I'd never know how my life would have been different if I'd been one of the ones He made skinny. I didn't know how He chose. This one will be blonde, with long thin legs and great skin. This one will be short and fat with legs that rub together when she walks. I just knew I wasn't one of the lucky ones.”
Donna Cooner, Skinny

“I loved you when you were three hundred and two pounds, and I love you now."
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Donna Cooner, Skinny

“No glass slippers, just a glass heart shattering into a million slivers of regret.”
Donna Cooner, Skinny

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“It just wasn't fair. God made some people naturally skinny and some people naturally fat. I'd never know how my life would have been different if I'd been one of the ones He made skinny. I didn't know how He chose. This one will be blonde, with long thin legs and great skin. This one will be short and fat with legs that rub together when she walks. I just knew I wasn't one of the lucky ones.”
Donna Cooner, Skinny




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