J.T. Cope IV

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J.T. Cope IV was born in Texas, and grew up in the small farming community of Wheelock, living on land that had been in the family for over a century. In 2002 J.T. graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana with a bachelor's degree in physics. This college was also where J.T. met his beautiful wife, Katie. He joined the United States Marine Corps in January 2003 and was married to Katie in July of that same year. In 2006 he returned from Iraq and in a small table in the back of a local coffee shop, on a cold and rainy day took down the first notes and ideas for his Countryside Series. In November 2006, J.T and Katie moved back to Fort Worth, Texas where J.T. pursued a master's in geology at The

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J.T. IV Kara wrote: "Thanks for your kind note, J.T! Glad you liked my review and that you enjoy Melanie Dickerson's books also, have been reading and loving her books for years :) Have a great week and happy reading!

Yes, ma'am. Most welcome. You too. Respectfully,
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Kara Thanks for your kind note, J.T! Glad you liked my review and that you enjoy Melanie Dickerson's books also, have been reading and loving her books for years :) Have a great week and happy reading!

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J.T. IV What we [want] to do [does] not define what [is] right ...
- Clarence Thomas

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J.T. IV The hardcover of 'The Tears of Adina' is over half off on Amazon today! Check it out if you haven't got the chance yet.


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J.T. IV All gave some ... some gave all.

Thank you to those who gave all, and to the families who gave them.

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J.T. IV Got to listen to this at my girls school this morning ...

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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J.T. IV If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Countryside series, there are excerpts of both books posted here:

The Book of the Wise: http://jtcopeiv.com/wp-content/upload...

The Tears of Adina: http://jtcopeiv.com/wp-content/upload...

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J.T. IV Sincerity means that the appearance and the reality are exactly the same. - Oswald Chambers

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J.T. IV For those who haven't had a chance to read 'The Tears of Adina' you can get a copy of the hardback for under $7 right now on Amazon!


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J.T. IV Glowing review by Caroline of 'The Tears of Adina'!


Thank you to everyone who has written reviews of the books; I am grateful. You encourage me to keep writing and help motivate me to try and make each book a little bit better. Thank you again!

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J.T. IV The latest issue of the Countryside Courier is out! If you haven't signed up for it yet, you can do so on the website:


Hope y'all enjoy it!

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J.T. IV Wonderful review of 'Tears' from Ashley's Bookshelf:


Ashley Dawn

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J.T. IV Battle for Iwo Jima
19 February 1945

Marines begin what would be one of the deadliest assaults of World War II. Here is a brief video by the History Channel.


If you are interested, there is a preeminent book by Bill Ross that provides a day-by-day account of the battle titled Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima: Legacy of Valor

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J.T. IV Something is coming to the Countryside world! Just a little heads-up.

Oh, and there’s a hint on page 204 of ‘The Book of the Wise’.

Countryside: The Book of the Wise

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J.T. IV New trailer for 'The Tears of Adina' by Four-Thirds creative! They did an awesome job! Hope y'all like it.


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J.T. IV Check out the author interview with Four-Thirds Creative about the creation of Countryside. It was great to get the chance to talk with them a bit.


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J.T. IV Medal of Honor
12 January 1968
PFC William David Port

For action in Que Son Valley, Vietnam.



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J.T. IV So, Katie and I got to watch this last night, and I’m still cracking up. If you’re a mother of much time at all … pretty funny. Of course, being a mother that probably means you don’t have time to watch a movie about how crazy a mother’s life is, so … Hopefully you can hide in the closet for a few minutes and at least the trailer will make you laugh!


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J.T. IV "Cold" Front. Good excuse for some French press coffee and a fire.


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J.T. IV History
8 January 1815
The Battle of New Orleans

Commander Andrew Jackson leads American forces in the defense of New Orleans against the British.


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J.T. IV A little Charlie Brown Christmas!


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J.T. IV Twas the Night …

OK, I know it’s a day early in one sense, and a bit late in the game to go searching for this in another sense, but these are a couple great versions of the story if you’re looking for one:

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

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J.T. IV Another Christmas favorite. Great album by Josh Groban if you haven’t heard it before. Katie “dragged” me to a concert years ago, guys pretty good if you ever get a chance.


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J.T. IV A classic, and one of my Christmas favorites, just in case you haven’t seen it. Check it out:


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J.T. IV History
2 December 1823
Monroe Doctrine Declared

President Monroe outlines what would become one of America’s foreign policy cornerstones.


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J.T. IV A little post-Thanksgiving-week-Monday-morning-pick-me-up … if anybody needs it:


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J.T. IV Hints of Fall
23 November 2015


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J.T. IV History
19 November 1863
Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln


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J.T. IV Medal of Honor
18 November 1967
Private First Class Sammy L. Davis

For action defending his artillery battery against a reinforced Viet Cong battalion west of Cai Lay, Republic of Vietnam. You can find links to his Medal of Honor citation, as well as how his award ceremony is tied to Forrest Gump here:


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J.T. IV Pumpkin Canning

We did some home pumpkin canning this weekend!


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J.T. IV Great is Thy Faithfulness by Jordan Smith.


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J.T. IV Veterans Day 2015
History of Veterans Day


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J.T. IV History

Six years ago, on 5 November 2009, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 more aboard Fort Hood, an Army base near Killeen, Texas. You can read a little bit more information about the attack here:


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J.T. IV Well, we picked them a day early, but our first batch of pumpkins was pretty close to the harvest moon!


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J.T. IV Wonderful review of 'Tears' from Ms. Drecker over at Bookworm for Kids!

“…a fun series, full of adventure, action and fantasy …”


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J.T. IV History
22 October 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis

President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Address.


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J.T. IV History
19 Oct 1781

Victory at Yorktown

British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders to American and French forces at Yorktown.



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J.T. IV Medal of Honor
8 October 2015

On 8 October 1918, Corporal Alvin C. York, "Sergeant York", assumed command of his platoon and led them in taking a machine gun nest along with 132 German prisoners. Fascinating American. You can visit his old home in Tennessee which is now a state park.


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J.T. IV Medal of Honor
2-7 October 1918

Major Charles W. Whittlesey, commander of the Lost Battalion, for action in the Meuse-Argonne region of France.



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J.T. IV History
2 October 1780

British Major John Andre, accomplice of Benedict Arnold, is hanged as a spy in Tappan, New York.


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J.T. IV History
15 September 1916

Tanks are first introduced into warfare during the Battle of the Somme in World War I.


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J.T. IV Awesome review for ‘The Book of the Wise’ from ‘Mother Daughter Book Reviews’!

“Countryside: The Book of the Wise is a heart-thumping, adventure-filled page turner, steeped in magical realism and written for a middle grade audience.” – Mother Daughter & Son Book Reviews


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J.T. IV Medal of Honor
10 September 1950

Corporal Gordan M. Craig for action near Kasan, Korea.


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J.T. IV ‘Countryside: The Tears of Adina’ is available today in hardback and eBook! Hope y’all enjoy.


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J.T. IV Return to Countryside in one … more … day!

Luke and his friends are waiting, and so is the hunter.


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