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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Where to buy in print


Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
A young girl and her family weave this story. Their lives are a journey of love, loss, and friendship. Young Lacey teaches everyone around her how easy it is to love your neighbor - even in the midst of her deepest pain, heartache, and a hurricane. Set in the backwoods of Texas, these three women are taken out of their element, pushed out of their comfort zones, and into a place of
Jacob's Well
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Analeigh Kendrick is given news that she soon realizes is opportunity. Eager to do God's work she turns a small town upside down when she is not intimidated by a preacher who has firm control over it and the church. She sees through him, learns what the town needs, and most importantly, relies solely on God for her every move. Analeigh plants seeds in everyone she meets giving the gift of life.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Adventure » General
A catastrophic event has occurred forcing the people underground. When supplies dwindle, those who emerge find a changed planet. One girl's quest is to survive, find out what remains, and why she is among them.
Black Purple Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,120. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(Revised edition 10/2012) Young and beautiful, Gretchen Deen was beginning to live the life she always dreamed of. Successful in her budding career and well-liked by everyone she met. She was accustomed to the flirtatious male customers at the gym where she was head personal trainer. She rarely dated any of them, however, one very persistent young man swept her off her feet into a nightmare.
Love on the Run
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,100. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Marnie is a college student with a bright future. She has great friends, a loving family, a boyfriend, and plans of furthering her education. On the night of her engagement things begin to unravel and tragedy strikes. Things are not as they seemed. Truths are revealed as lies. To vent her frustrations and prevent a mental breakdown Marnie takes up running where she finds herself.
Man in the Mirror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,890. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(Revised 10/2012) Being a teenage girl is difficult enough without having to deal with a dysfunctional family. Celeste Gallagher takes on her family's problems as her own creating guilt and shame. There is only one way for her to rid herself of that self-imposed responsibility and she fights it every step of the way.
Freedom Race
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Earth had been in turmoil. War has exhausted the people. Racism has all but torn apart nations, states, cities and neighborhoods. Then the invasion happens. Freedom Race takes racism to an interplanetary level and is the story of what happens when ordinary people stand up and fight for what they believe in.
Mount Mission
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Christian » General
Mount Mission is a journey of self-discovery. Holly has a heart for helping people, however her lack of self-worth and lack of self-confidence has held her back. When she volunteers to chaperone her church's Youth Group to the mountains of Tennessee she takes a leap of faith that leads her to find her mission.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(Revised edition 10/2012) Imagine sitting in in a primitive cage...imaging sitting there day in and day out...imagine the horror of what you see around you...imagine the horror of finding out what you had seen was about to happen to you...imagine being freed... Imagine finding out how long you had been Captured.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,810. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(Revised 11/2012) Have you ever wondered what might happen after armeggedon? What if someone survived and rose to the challenge of starting a new society and getting it right? What if that someone said, "God saved me for a reason and I'm going to do things His way this time." 'Sanctuary' is the story of one girl's journey through that possibility.
Lessons Learned at Summer Camp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
"Lessons Learned" is the story of a girls' Bible camp counselor who decides to tell her secret life story to a group of high schoolers. She feels God pressing on her to take off the mask, reveal the events that have haunted her since her youth, and to show the girls they are not alone in the problems they are faced with daily. Revised edition July 2012.

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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.