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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.

The Flower Shop Mysteries are coming to the Hallmark Mystery Movie channel in 2016!

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 educ
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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…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)
Kate Collins I take a break, and that may mean an hour, a day, or a week. Then I read what I've already written to see it with new eyes. Often I just write the…moreI take a break, and that may mean an hour, a day, or a week. Then I read what I've already written to see it with new eyes. Often I just write the "talking heads" scenes, where the characters chatter back and forth about the murder, with no description or prose at all. Then I can go back and fill in what I need to and take out what's not necessary.(less)
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Every year when I plan my herb and flower gardens, I consult the list I've made over the years for cat-safe plants.  We have two stray outside/inside felines who make their home in our yard and basement.  Bonnie and Clyde have been coming for three years but still aren't socialized.  With five inside cats, we have let Bonnie and Clyde grace us with their presence on their te... Read more of this blog post »
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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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