Carol Collins


Writing has always been my obsession and my joy. From the age of ten, I was writing short books, based on favourite TV characters. In my twenties, spare time in my job enabled me to write my first ‘proper’ novel, and I was fortunate enough to have it accepted by the very first publisher I approached. There followed a series of nine present day romances, all published by a top London publisher.
Love may be at the centre of them, but I have always tried to incorporate something more…a touch of mystery, discovery or as in several novels, more than a hint of danger. As well as being sold in bookshops etc., all of these nine books have been borrowed nationwide from libraries.
My husband and myself live in a village situated in the National Forest, Leicestershire. Until recently, we lived in the beautiful Cotswolds, and that area has figured in several of the books. I have two children who are both happily married, and two grandchildren, and continue to write at every available opportunity.

Carol Collins

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Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was raised in Gloucestershire, on the southernmost tip of the Cotswolds, and the beauty of the area did influence my writing - in fact, my first published novel 'Almost A Stranger' was partly set there.
When did you first start writing?
I was just ten when I wrote my first story. Because I suffered from ill health as a child, I had always loved reading, as it was the best thing to do when confined to bed. A TV programme which I had enjoyed inspired me to use the characters to create my own story, but I quickly progressed to creating my own characters.
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