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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.

3 of The Flower Shop Mysteries are on the Hallmark Mystery Movie channel!

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
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Kate Collins My initial reaction was surprise. I didn't see her as Abby at all. But she really wanted to play Abby as an older, wiser, but still funny and energeti…moreMy initial reaction was surprise. I didn't see her as Abby at all. But she really wanted to play Abby as an older, wiser, but still funny and energetic adult, and I think she captured that. Although the movies aren't as good as my books, it was still a treat to see a famous actress reciting lines that I had written, acting in a town made completely from my imagination. (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 pajam…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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“As Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
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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
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Beth Hi Kate,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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