April Coker cannot remember a time when she didn’t want to be a writer. Her dream solidified when she discovered the book “Harriet the Spy” in her elementary school library. She went on to become her high school newspaper editor, with hopes of becoming a newspaper editor and novelist, but her dreams were derailed when she found she wasn’t aggressive enough to be a reporter for her college newspaper. After going pre-med andstruggling with chemistry, she switched to education. April believes that God wanted her to become a teacher all along.
Raising a family and teaching high school English, science, and credit recovery took all her time for the next thirty years. Even though she could teach writing, write newsletters, and write articles for her professional association, it wasn’t until her children were grown that she could devote time to writing books. She has six books to her credit and is currently working on more.
A native of East Texas, April holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with certification in biology and English and a master’s degree in educational administration. She was married to her late husband Jimmy for 41 years. Together, they raised two children and have three grandchildren. Besides writing, April enjoys decorating, thrifting, junk journaling, glamping, spending time with family, and quiet evenings at home with her Boston terrier Stella. She belongs to Sand Springs Baptist Church in Mineola, Texas, the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the Texas Retired Teachers Association, the East Texas Writers Guild, and the East Texas Writers Association. She also does individual tutoring and resells vintage items in her Etsy shop, Mary Lillian Vintage. April enjoys staying busy!
Find out more about April and her books at www.aprilnunncoker.com, where you’ll also find links to her social media.