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Tess Collins

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A coal miner’s granddaughter, TESS COLLINS was born and raised in a crater. Yes, really, a crater formed by the impact of an asteroid millions of years ago where her hometown, Middlesboro, Kentucky was eventually built. Tess spent her younger years in a one room Carnegie Library reading around the room. She started at BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL and ended with WAR AND PEACE at which time she thought, “I want to do this.”

She is the author of THE LAW OF REVENGE, THE LAW OF THE DEAD, THE LAW OF BETRAYAL, HELEN OF TROY, NOTOW, THE HUNTER OF HERTHA and SHADOW MOUNTAIN. Her non-fiction book HOW THEATER MANAGERS MANAGE is published by Rowman and Littlefield’s Scarecrow Press. Ms. Collins received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from Th
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Today, I am posting with permission an essay written by my friend Sylvia Toy St. Louis. She's an artist in all her ways, and like me, worked that interminable day job that seemed like it was never going to end.

Here's what she says about that:

MY FORMER DAILY DESPAIR Sylvia Toy St. Louis August 6, 2017
Yesterday, I told my husband something that I'd never told anyone before. I cried when I told h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 17, 2017 11:08 • 68 views • Tags: art, artist, day-job, school, sylvia-toy-st-louis
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Helen of Troy

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The Law of Betrayal

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The Law of Revenge

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The Law of the Dead

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How Theater Managers Manage

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