Colleen Nye started writing at an early age, between school writing assignments and her love of reading in early elementary school. Books and her teachers sparked her love of the art right when she was being introduced to it. She was tested and scored with advanced reading and writing skills in second grade, which only encouraged her to pursue it that much more.
In high school, she submitted some of her poems and short stories to various mediums including anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and contests. Several of which were published and won her awards, including a few editor’s choice awards, placements in contests, and even The Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers.
Colleen also started a poetry club in her high school where she held weekly meetings to share her writings with her fellow classmates and to be able to hear what others were writing. She wanted other young writers to be proud to share their writing.
As an adult, she branched out and worked as a freelance writer for corporations and non-profit organizations, writing press releases for newspapers, magazines, and online blogs and web sites. She also worked with politicians to create campaign and promotional fliers, bios, and web site blurbs. She has also done research and photography for a few Mid-Michigan sites highlighted in the book, Paranormal Lansing, by Nicole Bray and Robert DuShane. She also worked with several companies, creating their how-to articles and product descriptions.
In 2009, Colleen joined Writing at the Ledges in her home town of Grand Ledge. In 2010, Colleen’s short story, “Full Circle” was a part of the group’s Seasons of Life anthology, being one of the longer pieces and received several great reviews.
In 2008, Colleen collaborated with her friend, Carrie Peterson, about a dream Carrie had one night. This dream became part of the opening sequence for Colleen’s novel, When In Maui. Carrie’s dream and her friendship helped Colleen shape When In Maui into Colleen’s first full length novel, published in 2012.
Colleen currently lives in Mid-Michigan with her two daughters – one a budding chef and the other an aspiring free spirit that rivals her own inner gypsy. She is a personal assistant and is working on another novel as well as Writing at the Ledges’ next anthology. For her next novel she is leaning toward a suspense thriller that’s been anxiously sitting in the back of her mind.
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