Official Website of
author of the debut novel
Jenna Cossey is a native and lifetime resident of middle Tennessee. In 2010, she began her professional career as a middle school educator. She continued there until she transitioned to the high school setting in 2021. Becoming an author was an unexpected yet pleasant surprise for Jenna. She has a variety of interests, including her small farm and horses, traveling, playing music, and reading great books.
Sometimes deciding which of her hobbies to pursue is a challenge, but 2019 was a pivotal year. After a trip to nearby Nashville, Tennessee, to hear her favorite author speak and a challenge from a lifelong friend and family member, she decided it was time to go searching for story. The rest, as they say, is history!
It is the summer of 1929 in central Alabama. Dunnigan prospers due to nearby industry and a booming economy. As train travel reaches peak popularity, the roads become more frequented by automobiles, and Highway 31 brings all kinds of people to and through the growing city.
After tragedy strikes, Sara Wheeler and her little brother leave Tennessee to live with their aunt. It is a new start, but the past haunts her as she scrambles to adjust.
Noah and Thomas Maclane left home to escape their overbearing father. On their own, they need to make ends meet. They find work at a local garage, but when they begin to live separate lives, the nature of their relationship poses a dilemma.
Ransom Cahill is part of a wealthy socialite family. He has every opportunity to succeed but wrestles with the expectations of life in the upper crust. His attempt to break free from those constraints brings unexpected danger.
These lives intertwine in Dunnigan, and it sets each of them on a collision course with their fears and insecurities. They must choose between the lives they have and the lives they envision, with no guaranteed destination.
Available from Amazon.com
Please join me April 6th at the Coffee County Manchester Public Library to celebrate the one year anniversary of Dunnigan! I will be giving a full audio-visual presentation, and hosting a Q&A session. Copies will be available at the usual event discount of $15!
January 14, 2023
Coffee County Public Library
November 19, 2022
November 12, 2022
Coffee County Historical Society
July 11, 2022
Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library
April 5, 2022
Dunnigan Book Launch at the MAC