Colleen McLain


Born and raised in Minnesota, I wasn't a very popular girl. my shyness kept me isolated which is why I started reading, and then writing. My first novel was a 3rd graders idea of adventure. Trixie Beldon influnced me greatly, but as you can guess the story was strong the writing weak. Since then (29 years later) I was picked up by Kensington press, a short lived success. When my editor left, my stable option was not picked up and other editors didn't like my work. After a few submissions to other publishers and rejection after rejection I lay my pen down for a while. A week later I was back at it only this time I forgot the historicals which I never really wanted to write anyway. Dream Walkin' has earned 5 five stars on Amazon, and 2 five stars on B&N, 4 of 4 stars on line book club. Castaway Heart has 3 of four stars on We love romance. Just Like in Key Largo is my next to be published and the previews I set up on Goodreads looks promising.
I often wish I could be one of those who write pulitzer prize worthy work, write something more than as my friends call "fluff" but then I am reminded by others that "fluff" is feel good work for those who need a break from everyday life, and that the creator of 007 is also the creator Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So who says there may not be some pulitzer idea lurking between the next two books.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
The next book is called, Just Like in Key Largo. It's ghost story which takes place in the Everglades. It has a bit of everything, murder, romance and mystery. I really like the characters in this story, their strengths and weaknesses.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like the witty good humor writers, Carl Hiassen, Jennifer Crusie, Janet Evanavich. Of course any and all books with Florida as a setting.
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Where to buy in print


Dream Walkin'
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,640. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kelly Callahan and Matt Adams have been in love since the stormy moment they met. They just don't know it yet. If they can set aside their differences and work together to solve a murder and prevent their own, they may find out.

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