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Colleen Collins

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Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who’s written several dozen novels for Harlequin and Dorchester, including two indie-published mysteries, The Ungrateful Dead and its sequel, The Zen Man, as well as three nonfiction indie books, Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye, How Do Private Eyes Do That? and How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths (the latter co-authored with Shaun Kaufman).

Her nonfiction book A LAWYER'S PRIMER: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS, co-authored with defense attorney Shaun Kaufman, will be released in June 2014. Her next novel, HEARTS IN VEGAS, a private-eye romance, is being released by Harlequin Superromance in July 2014.

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A LAWYER'S PRIMER FOR WRITERS: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS A Lawyer's Primer for Writers  From Crimes to Courtrooms by Colleen Collins , written by a defense attorney and a bestselling author, is being offered at 99 cents during its launch week!

"Put together with the user in mind, this intelligently organized handbook for practicing writers will make you sound like a practicing lawyer."
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The Zen Man
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Sleepless in Las Vegas
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Hearts in Vegas
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The Next Right Thing
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Beth Hi Colleen,
Thanks for the friend request, and for befriending me in real-life, too!

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