Donna R. Causey, native of Alabama, spent many years in the classroom teaching students with learning difficulties. Once she retired, she finally had time to follow her passion for discovering little-known or forgotten gems of history.
Donna developed the websites www.alabamapioneers.com and www.daysgoneby.me to share and preserve the treasures she found. These websites led to publishing books with her compiled information. Ribbon of love is the first step into the world of fiction with her historical fiction series, Tapestry of Love.
Facts provided snippets of information into the daily lives of our ancestors and while writing I often imagined and recreated their lives in my mind. After I made a research trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and stood on the ground where my first ancestor, young Mary Wilson settled with her husband in 1638, I felt compelled to tell the story of her life. Historical fiction seemed to be the perfect genre since I could use my imagination to fill in the gaps.
I was able to follow most of their life through court records, wills, and deeds and within the framework of historic events, the story of Mary's life with Henry Pattenden began to emerge. While studying the old, fragile paper trails left behind, it dawned on me that I was creating my own legacy through the minor decisions I make each day and my descendants will have the advantage of technological stored data about me. I hope they will be proud of the legacy I am leaving behind.