Collen decided to write, committing pen to paper and finishing her first book in the space of just a few months. She initially self-published in e-book format on Amazon, and has since been published in hardcopy and become a New York Times bestselling author.
She loves music, her new career in writing, and her family - although not in that order!
Author's Comment: Q. Did you ever try to get published by a New York “real” [as opposed to e-book] publisher. What came of it?
I just wrote these books less than a year ago, so I never tried to get them traditionally published. In all honesty, I wrote them for fun and never thought of myself as an author. I uploaded them to Amazon so friends and family could read them, which is why I made them free the first week. I never in my wildest dreams thought they would become bestsellers. If I had this goal while writing them, I probably would have freaked out and not finished them. It’s honestly insane how this has all sort of snowballed. It’s been amazing, to say the least.