Colleen Mooney

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I was born, raised, and still live in New Orleans. I started going to parades and watched them from sitting on my Dad's shoulders before I could walk. I've been in Girl Scout parades, high school parades, St. Patrick's parades, Mardi Gras parades, on dance teams in parades and just about any loosely organized group who deemed it necessary to parade. I just can't help myself. I love parades.
I attended Loyola of the South here in New Orleans so I wouldn't be far from a parade.

I spent 20+ years working for and retired from AT&T. I have worked and lived in New York City, Madison, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama returning home for the big parade every year--Mardi Gras. 


Before Katrina, I moved away and back three times, f
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Colleen Mooney While there are a few "family" mysteries in my life I contemplate writing about, my mystery starts my first book. I kissed a very handsome stranger in…moreWhile there are a few "family" mysteries in my life I contemplate writing about, my mystery starts my first book. I kissed a very handsome stranger in a parade who asked me to meet him at the end, and I didn't because that's not what nice girls do! Of course kissing strangers in a parade for a paper flower was OK--this is New Orleans and it was Mardi Gras. I always wondered what would have happened if I had gone to meet him. Now, I'm glad I didn't because that's how Rescued By A Kiss starts with her going to meet him at the end of the parade.(less)
Colleen Mooney So far I've been lucky. I don't get blocked other than for time to write. My big obstacle is getting a block of time to sit and get it down.
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