About G G Collins
Is This Woman Dangerous?
Working as a general reporter is one of the most educational jobs. Where many people specialize in a specific area, it’s the job of a reporter to ask questions, learn quickly and write even faster about many subjects. In one day, you can cover a fundraiser for MS research, meet an entertainer in town for a weekend performance and attend a press conference for a local brewery. The next day, it’s the new heart center at a hospital, getting a first grader’s take on saving a historical building and welcoming the new sharks at the aquarium.
The result of thousands of interviews, press conferences and performances is that journalists learn a little bit about many things. It was Alexander Pope who wrote, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” He also authored in the same poem: “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” That could be applied to reporters as well, many of whom rush to breaking news sites that could be the scene of a terrorist attack, a landing hurricane or a bank robbery.
So is this woman dangerous? Only to the characters in her book, or is she…?
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Having walked several beats, G G Collins has racked up a lot of column inches, a few awards and a university fellowship. 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, and occasionally being a tad alarmed at someone’s behavior. (Know where the exits are!) All in a day’s work. Of course, one never knows 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 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 started her reading career with Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. From there, Stephen King was a small leap.
The day she discovered the Hopi ceremony to call back the dead, she just had to ask: “What would happen if the wrong spirit returned?” Read it for yourself.
Besides writing and reading, Collins enjoys travel, hiking, movies and arts. Most days, she lives above the northern Horse Latitudes.
Narrative Journalist. Specialty Areas: Animal Issues, Arts, Environmental, Health, Historical, New Urbanism, Yoga. Published Credits: 1600. Fellowship and award-winning writer.
Fiction Books: Reluctant Medium, Lemurian Medium, Atomic Medium: all Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Series. Murder USA: A Crime Fiction Tour of the Nation; free anthology. All available at Amazon.
Coming Soon: Anasazi Medium.
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