Kate Collins




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Kate Collins

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Indiana native and former teacher Kate Collins is the author of the New York Times best-selling Flower Shop Mysteries, featuring feisty florist Abby Knight and the zany crew at Bloomers. Her books have made the New York Times Best-seller's list, Barnes & Noble mass bestsellers lists, the Independent Booksellers lists, and are available in large print editions in the U.S. and the UK.

The Flower Shop Mysteries are coming to the Hallmark Mystery Movie channel in 2016!

Kate's historical romance novels and her children's books, JANEY WEBSTER, EB*, *EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER, and JASON JERVISS AT YOUR SERVICE, are available now as ebooks in all formats. Great reads for ages 9-14.

Kate graduated from Purdue University with a master's degree in educ
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Kate Collins I take a break, and that may mean an hour, a day, or a week. Then I read what I've already written to see it with new eyes. Often I just write the…moreI take a break, and that may mean an hour, a day, or a week. Then I read what I've already written to see it with new eyes. Often I just write the "talking heads" scenes, where the characters chatter back and forth about the murder, with no description or prose at all. Then I can go back and fill in what I need to and take out what's not necessary.(less)
Kate Collins Hard to narrow it down. Maybe setting my own hours, or knowing that I'm providing entertainment to a lot of people, or being able to write in my…moreHard to narrow it down. Maybe setting my own hours, or knowing that I'm providing entertainment to a lot of people, or being able to write in my pajamas.(less)
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My Spotlight today highlights one of my E-Shorts, titled "Who Are You People?" It features all of the characters in the Kelly Flynn Mysteries and gives readers a deeper look into who they are. It's available on Amazon, so I hope you folks give it a try. Amazon always lets people read a sample of their selections, so check it out. :) If you know someone who might like the Kelly... Read more of this blog post »
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“Lottie did everything the old fashioned way, including the bookkeeping, which was fine with me since I knew nothing about accounting software anyway. To me, spreadsheets was what I did on Saturday mornings after washing my bed linen.”
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message 2: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kate. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Beth Hi Kate,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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