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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).

The second edition of the nonfiction book A LAWYER'S PRIMER: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS, co-authored with defense attorney Shaun Kaufman, was released in March 2015. Her most recent fiction release is the romantic-mystery MISTLETOE AND MURDER IN LAS VEGAS, released December 2015.

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In A Lawyer's Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms, we cover the in's and out's of trials, lawyers, courtrooms and a whole lot more, including a section dedicated to ten of our favorite legal films, and what they can teach writers.

Below is an excerpt about the classic film Adam's Rib that featured Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn as married lawyers who face off as opposing lawyers i...

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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Colleen,
Thanks for the friend request, and for befriending me in real-life, too!


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