Colleen Wait


Colleen Wait began her writing career in elementary school. As a shy child she developed her vivid imagination writing short stories and telling her dolls and pets her dreams. She is an avid reader, especially the classics.

She has been very involved in her church's youth activities including children's musicals where she stage managed, directed and even wrote a short play, Daughter's of the King, SonQuest and various other youth events including a local mission trip with her church's youth group. Colleen's son Devin, is in the Air Force, currently based in Texas. His photograph graces the cover of 'Mount Mission', which is loosely based on that mission trip. Colleen's mission in life is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through the written word. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1.

To date, Colleen has written and published 11 books and, God willing, more are yet to come.

In addition to writing, Colleen Wait is also a proofreader and editor.

Be sure to check out Colleen's blog for book updates, samples, coupons, editing information, and more.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I find joy in bringing the stories and characters that I have in my head to life. Often, when I write, the characters will take on a life of their own and write their own story. I will stop and say, "Wow, where did that come from?" When I get feedback from my readers, that also brings me joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't necessarily write for anyone other than myself, so when I get a fan or a nice review I'm over the moon! It is humbling to hear someone say they are a fan of my writing. I'm not a 'celebrity' so that word is a bit foreign to me.
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This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Colleen Wait

  • If I Die Young on July 07, 2011
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    "If I Die Young" by Talia Jager was a difficult read for me. I have a 16-year-old daughter with allergies and it hurt to read about the main character. However, I must say the story was beautifully written with a happy ending. This is a very good book for teens and young adults. - colleen wait, author
  • Electronic Crime in Muted Key on July 09, 2011

    As far as the book's plot is concerned, I liked the plot, the story line. However, for me there were too many characters, too many points of view, and the characters changed names so many times I got confused. If you are a reader who likes a challenge, likes to be kept guessing as to what was going on, then plan on reading this in a day or two. Personally, I found it confusing and too long. Overall a good effort by the author.
  • Death on Deadline on July 19, 2011

    I really liked this story! The main character's quirky, and often funny first-person narrative kept the story moving along at a fast clip. I am not normally a reader of murder mysteries, however, I never lost interest in "Death on Deadline". In fact I carried it around with me on vacation and read it whenever possible. Highly recommend this book.