Jenny Deason Copeland

Biography

Jeanette Christine Deason was born, the second in a family of four daughters, in the county seat of Seneca, Ohio. Tiffin is a college town, a town with two colleges yet with less than twenty thousand inhabitants. Jenny now lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan, with the love of her life, Charles. For most of the last three decades she has claimed Michigan as her home state.
Tiffin, Ohio, however, was a great place to grow up. It is a town filled with decent hard-working folks and many fond memories were created there. Graduating from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1970, Jenny then graduated from the University of Toledo, Ohio, in 1972. Upon entering graduate school at the University of Toledo, she went directly into a PhD psychology program, focusing on child development research. She then transferred to the University of Louisville to work on a master’s degree in neuropsychopharmacology. In 1975 she began work for the old Bell system as an engineer trainee and has been working in the network organization of the Baby Bells and spin-off cellular companies for the last twenty-five years. This included almost a year of work in Brussels, Belgium during the late 1990s.
Jenny is a mother of two now-grown children. She has successfully raised a daughter, Noel, who is a physical therapist in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a son, Derrick Tichenor, who works in the automotive industry in the Southeast Michigan area.
Jenny hopes to be a writer when she grows up and is a published poet. Jenny also enjoys writing screenplays, illustrates her poetry with cloud angel watercolors, and has written an album’s worth of new Christmas carols. She simply loves the celebration of Christmas and hopes that this book assists in getting you in the spirit of the season.
An avid cook, she has started a Gluten Free, Historic foods website www.partywitholdfood.com and the newest adventure, the start of the publishing house that produced this second edition of New Shoes for Elizabeth, MouseKeeper Christmas and many more titles to come, www.crazyredheadpublishing.com.
As part of her nearly four decades in the telecommunications industry, she has three patents (7,949,347, 8,055,270, and 8,391,891) and many certifications including a LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt and a PMP.

Smashwords Interview

Why do you write Christmas stories?
As an adult I still love the anticipation, the food and games and traditions that are part of Christmas. As a kid, I remember the music and pageantry that were integral to the celebration. I want that feeling of good will, peace and thoughts of benevolence to all to last all year long. With New Shoes for Elizabeth, there was also a need to capture the wonderful oral history that was passed down to me through my mother and grandmother. Those stories needed to be saved somehow, even as fiction if that was my only vehicle. Their Depression era Christmas of 1939 helped me realize just how good we had it now. As for A MouseKeeper Christmas, I felt a need to reinvent the way small Santa believers anticipate the holiday. It is so hard to make that wait from Thanksgiving to Christmas and so I developed a new tradition to help pass the time. Playing hide and seek with a vacationing North Pole mouse will surely help with that.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly I read non-fiction with science and history and cooking the top categories. I do like a really well told story in the realm of fiction also. My favorite recently read novel was All the Light We Can Not See. It is a marvelously crafted tale of France in WWII.
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Books

A MouseKeeper Christmas - The Beginning Coloring Book
Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
The coloring book version of the A MouseKeeper Christmas picture book for you to color. It is a little known fact about Santa's North Pole establishment, that the elves have pet mice. This is a crucial bit of data for this story about a six year old heroine, Sara, who solved Santa's 's toy production problems and saved Christmas. Enjoy coloring the pictures your way.
New Shoes for Elizabeth - Coloring Book
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Historical » USA
Inspired by true events, this tween age chapter book is a fictional account of a Depression era Christmas on a share croppers farm in the Midwest. The thirteen year old heroine, Elizabeth, and her five brothers were enjoying all the fun of life on the farm when their father lost part of his hand in a farming accident. In spite of this tragedy, Elizabeth made this their best Christmas ever.

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