About the Author
Colleen H. Robbins has been writing since she was nine years old and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Lewis University. She has attended numerous workshops including the Iowa Summer Writer's Conference in 2003, the six-week long Odyssey Fantasy Writer's Workshop in 2007, and TNEO in 2009 and 2013.
Her stories, poems, essays, and articles have appeared under a variety of names in everything from small regional magazines to the RPG-gaming oriented magazines Different Worlds and The Dragon, and have been included in numerous anthologies. She writes both mainstream (literary) fiction and genre (science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Outside of writing, she has lived in numerous (mostly coastal)states. Colleen spent her childhood reading, primitive camping, hiking, skiing, swimming, and sailing in the Northeastern United States. She joined the Society for Creative Anachronism [recreating Medieval and Ancient Times], trained in the Broadsword and Round Shield fighting style, took up archery, belly dance, costuming, and motherhood in the Southeastern US.
Further moving around the country allowed visits to numerous caves, mines, fossil sites, and historical sites such as Gettysburg. She enjoys attending historical recreation weekends of many eras and cultures, and is a past member of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. She continues to add new experiences: during a 2017 visit to California, she took a surfing lesson, and one of her many mishaps will appear in the 3rd Daraga book (due in 2020).
Colleen has worked as a Paralegal, a Medical Records Analyst, Belly Dance Instructor, Library volunteer, and Cub Scout Den Leader among other jobs, and holds degrees from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL), Joliet Junior College (Joliet, IL), and Lewis University (Romeoville, IL).
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