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Indiana native and former teacher Kate Collins is the author of the national 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.

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 education, taught elementary school for six years, but after the birth of her first child, ga...more


Here we go, it’s high school reunions time when we hear the call of days past and feel the need to revisit out teen years...at least some feel that way.

Maybe we want to go back because high school was a time when much that is good and bad about our identities is forged or better or worse. If you ever thought of yourself as a jock, Valley girl, or math geek you probably first thought it in hi... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.92 · 16,523 ratings · 1,049 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
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Snipped in the Bud (A Flowe...
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Seed No Evil by Kate Collins
" Seed No Evil is the 14th book in this wonderful series by Kate Collins.

I always enjoy going back to New Chapel and visiting with my friends at the flower shop. Things are rather hectic this time, as Abby and Marco's wedding is less than two weeks... " Read more of this review »
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I loved this book. It's based on the author's grandmother, who was a fascinating character. The story is mostly a biography with some embellishments, so I wasn't sure how to classify it. I would definitely recommend it as an interesting read. Makes m...more
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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.”
Kate Collins, Snipped in the Bud

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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!)
Stan
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Kate,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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