Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Introducing: G.G. Collins

A seasoned reporter, G. G. Collins has racked up a lot of column inches, a few awards and a writing fellowship at Duke University. She never met a story she didn't like, although some interviews were challenging, a few obnoxious. But reporting is always exciting, exploring the rooftops of skyscrapers, meeting in clandestine locations, getting an exclusive story, and occasionally being a tad alarmed at someone's behavior. (Know where the exits are!) It's all in a day's work. Of course, there's the ever present question of how to dress: jacket for the interview with the visiting entertainer or jeans for the aviation hangar story? Forget wardrobe, make sure there are notebooks, recorders and extra batteries.

But there was another side lurking, just waiting to write its way out. This side of her personality is fond of the strange, the frightening, the metaphysical. An avid reader since childhood, she began her reading career with Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle." Later, she couldn't wait to get home after school and watch "Dark Shadows." From there, Stephen King was but a small leap.

The day she discovered the Hopi ceremony to call back the dead, she just had to ask the question: What would happen if the wrong spirit came back? "Reluctant Medium" resulted.

Besides writing and reading, Collins enjoys travel, hiking, movies and arts. Most days, she lives above the northern Horse Latitudes.

Stay up to date on G.G. Collins books on her blogShelfariand Goodreads

Reluctant Medium is available now from AmazonSmashwordsB&NKoboiBooks, and Diesel