Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Hooked on Mysteries

The name is Dennis Collins and I was born and raised in Detroit. I don't remember when I first became interested in writing but I do remember getting in trouble with the fourth grade nuns back at St. Mary's for "wasting" my time writing stories. I suspect the hunger began earlier than that.

But I needed to support myself so I suppressed my desire to write while I got a thirty-plus year career in the automotive industry out of the way. I'm retired now and living on the shore of Saginaw Bay at the very tip of Michigan's thumb. Nowadays when I'm not out riding my Harley, I write.

My mystery stories are centered primarily in the Detroit area with occasional sidetrips to the upper peninsula, the desert southwest, and even Europe. I try to paint the City in a positive but realistic light while treating their police department with respect. Hopefully my books are entertaining and believable; sometimes dark but not too dark. The critics have been kind and quite complimentary.

"The Unreal McCoy," Independence Books, and "Turn Left at September," Behler Publications have both been nominated for awards and are available for order through any bookstore or at any internet book dealer.

My next book, "The First Domino," steps away from the series and allows one of the established characters to run a solo gig. I am currently seeking representation for this novel.

In my personal profile, motorcycles play an important part in my life. I'm an avid Harley fan and generally ride around twenty-five thousand miles a season. Adventure has been my passion since I was a kid. I've had opportunities to experience things that many people only dream about. I've been a skydiver, scuba diver, motorcycle racer, professional hydroplane racer, and have even faced a bull in a bullring. I still like roller coasters too.


Sylvia Hubbard said...

Dennis, I think we all can treasure what we've done to make it in order to support or get to our writing.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Mark Terry said...

Hi Dennis!

email motownwriters@Yahoo.com if you would like to be a blogger here. email to list books in our amazon store