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Paula Marie Coomer

Paula Marie Coomer is a poet, novelist, sometimes food writer, and a writer of short fictions. The daughter of over two hundred years of Kentucky Appalachian farmers and mixed-blood heritage,she lived most of her childhood in the industrial Ohio River town of New Albany, Indiana. Ms.Coomer is the author of five books of literary prose and poetry, including her newest novel, Jagged Edge of the Sky, as well as the food memoir, Blue Moon Vegetarian and follow-up cookbook, Blue Moon Vegan. Other books include the well-regarded novel based on her years as a public health nurse for the Indian Health Service, Dove Creek, and Nurses Who Love English, poems about the years following 9/11. Ms. Coomer holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and for many years taught in the English Department at Washington State University. She lives near the mouth of Hell's Canyon in southeast Washington State, where she has completed work on a third novel.

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