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Collin Kelley is the author of the American Library Association-honored poetry collection Render and the mystery/suspense novels Remain In Light, a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award, and Conquering Venus, both of which are now available in brand new editions from Sibling Rivalry Press. He is also the author of the Amazon exclusive eBook of short stories, Kiss Shot. His poetry collections include After the Poison, Slow To Burn, Better To Travel and Render (2013, Sibling Rivalry Press). He was the recipient of the 2007 Georgia Author of the Year/Taran Memorial Award and the 1994 Deep South Writers Award from the University of Louisiana. His poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in...more



My essay about Kate Bush returning to the stage after 35 years is on the Beige magazine website today. I write about getting the phone call back in March, the panic of securing tickets and a little history of my love for Kate's much for the past 30-odd years. Check it out at this link.
Kate is on stage right now as I type this, performing the first show. I'll be writing a review for Beige after... Read more of this blog post »
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Conquering Venus
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Remain In Light
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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After the Poison
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Render
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Slow To Burn
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Kiss Shot: Stories
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Troy Thanks for the friend request, Collin. I enjoyed your reading and look forward to interacting with you in the future.


Collin Kelley Jeannie wrote: "Thanks so much for the frienship. BTW, you have a relly cool name...sounds like an actor to me!
Smiles,
Jeannie"


I hope it sounds more like a bestselling author's name. :) Thanks for the friend add Jeannie!


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks so much for the frienship. BTW, you have a relly cool name...sounds like an actor to me!
Smiles,
Jeannie


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Kate Hey sweetie, Thanks for the thumbs-up on my book. It's so cool to know you really mean it even though we're pals. : ) See ya in Atlanter ... ox k


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