Donna R. Causey is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Texas, the Montevallo University and University of Alabama in Birmingham where she received her M. A. in Education. Donna was a teacher in the Alabama Public School System for almost twenty years. When she retired, she found time to follow her passion for history, genealogy and writing. She created a website, www.alabamapioneers.com as a free virtual and Alabama genealogical and historical library. The website has evolved over time to become a reunion of family and friends, each contributing a slice of their experience and history. Her collection of genealogy books is an expansion of the website with notes and sources as well as fun historical facts, recipes and other information. Her historical fiction novel, RIBBON OF LOVE, is the first in a series of historical fiction novels about her ancestors.