I draw my love for storytelling from my Dad. He spun tales of adventures as a young man seeking excitement by traveling west experiencing life as a rancher, miner, logger, even playing bit parts in early movies, and eventually went to war for his country. My mother’s books filled the house and overflowed a large trunk in the attic stirring my curiosity and filling my mind with wondrous characters and mystical places.
I hate to see a good story lost. My passion is to help others save their cherished stories. My writing guides are practical and easy to follow. I also offer coaching for writers who want individual help with their work and answers to their questions from an experienced writer.
Contact me at email@example.com. If you don’t write the story, who will?
Collins is an award-winning author of both regional history books and magazine articles. She is a frequent conference speaker and workshop leader. Check her workshop areas under SPEAKER—to contact her as a speaker: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her step-by-step writing guides (available in print or e-book formats) include:
• Market Yourself, Market Your Book
• Memoir Writing Guide: Brighten Your Leaf on the Family Tree
• You Can Write a Book about Your Family
• The Art & Business of Writing Local or Regional History
• Write History Right
Collins held executive positions with the Washington National Cathedral Association, American Association of University Women, and the Beaufort Historical Association (NC). She owned a marketing and management consulting company in Washington, DC and in North Carolina. Collins currently owns CHS Publishing Company (www.chspublishing.com) and Mentors for Writer (www.mentorsforwriters.com). Contact: email@example.com.