Colleen Oakes

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Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including The Black Coats, Queen of Hearts Series, The Wendy Darling Saga and Sister of the Chosen One. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing or plotting new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling or immersing herself in nerdy pop culture.

You can visit her webpage at: www.colleenoakes.org, find her on Facebook under Author Colleen Oakes or follow her on Twitter @ColleenOakes_.
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Theodosia of the Fathomless Hall Thanks for accepting my friend request, Colleen! Best of luck with all your writing.
-Belaria.


Susana Hello :)
Thank you for the friend's invite.
I'm looking forward to chatting about books with you.


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