Donald L. Collins


Began writing a column for hometown weekly newspaper while in High School. Became a photo stringer for Philadelphia Bulletin a short time later and was a stringer correspondent covering suburban Philadelphia until drafted into U.S. Army where I was assigned as a Signal Corps photographer. Home studied with newspaper institute of America and upon discharge became editor of weekly suburban newspapers. Wrote for FIRE ENGINEERING magazine. Became editorial consultant for regional publishing company working with 17 client weekly and college newspaper we printed. Joined Sperry Rand as editor of a division employee magazine then supervisor for public and media relations for 18 years. Correspondent for Lancaster PA Newspaper for 20 years. Founded Pennsylvania Fireman statewide newspaper and FIREMANICS: Journal of American Fire Service. Now writing historical fiction and children's books. Reside in Tucson AZ.

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The Admiral's Guard
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 170,850. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
A well-researched Civil War historical novel based on and containing letters of Pvt. Charles Leaman, USMC, guard and orderly to Admiral John Dahlgren, Commander, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron 1863-1865. Covers his Involvement with submarines, ironclads, Marine actions, Lincoln, Welles, Ulric Dahlgren, NYC Draft Riots, Savannah, Charleston and his daily contact with the admiral.

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