Connect with Author Colleen Green

by Author Colleen Green

Wright Writers of Dayton Member

My debut novel, Last Words, isn’t your typical romance. Which is exactly why women should read it. I’ll get back to that later.

That being said, I’ve learned that people not only want to hear about my novel, but they want to get to know me. They want to feel some sort of connection to the authors they read. Especially as a newbie author with one book published, the sequel in the works, along with a novella book coming, I want to spread the word about my writing endevors. Next year I will have both romance/suspense and YA paranormal books to offer readers. Meanwhile, I want others to know what I am all about. 

So here it is . . .  I have written stories throughout various times in my life. I have even used a typewriter. The people younger than thirty are saying a what? But I am perfectly comfortable in my age. Or at least I am starting to accept it more. Let’s just say I haven’t hit fifty yet! I remember records, although I was young at the time. My favorite Halloween custom was the one my mom made me. I was a Rubik’s Cube. I love 80’s and 90’s music. I went to St. Peter’s Parish School grades 1 through 8. So when I started buying my own clothes I couldn’t get enough. Nothing makes you want a huge wardrobe like wearing uniform for eight years!

 

What intrigues me to be a writer is the ability to create worlds. Worlds that others can get lost in by turning the pages of your book. The complements I receive about writing always touch me deeply. The photo of the letter is from a friend. It fits this cateory. She was kind enough to critique the beginning of my YA paranormal story. 

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Besides being an author I find absolute joy in my dog, Lucas. He is a rescue. The big fluffy baby is part Alaskan Malamute and Great Pyrenees. After our Samoyed, Bianca, passed away, I experienced heartache that was so severe I couldn’t stop crying for hours. She was my baby and I’d never see her smiling face again. Never feel her lick my hand, wait for me by the bed to come out of the shower, pet her soft beautiful fur. Devastated, Jay and I only waited a few months before checking out the Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue Organization and found a video of Lucas. We fell in love and made arrangements to adopt him. Lucas mended my heart when I was sure the hole Bianca left would never be filled again. I once said to Jay, “I don’t know if I will ever love a dog as much as Bianca.” I was wrong. I love Lucas just as much. In fact, I believe with each new dog your heart grows bigger making room to love the new member of your family even more. That way there is room for all the dogs to be loved in your heart for eternity. 

 

I enjoy cycling and TRX suspension training at the YMCA. Staying in shape is important for many reasons. Health first and foremost is a benefit, but stress release is an added perk. By being a member of the YMCA I get to meet new people and make friends. 

I thrive on schedules and being able to do a pattern of behavior makes the world seem a little bit less hectic. Most of all I value loyalty, respect and kindness. I love with all my heart and am a devoted friend.

Cooking occasionally, I have created some recipes on my blog. I keep them simple. Below are some links to a few. Once I have my second book in the Amber Milestone Series and my YA Paranormal books available to purchase, I will post it on this website and my active amateur chef  site. https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com Click on the “sign me up” button to follow my blog. 

Honey Carrots activeamateurchef.wordpress.com

Cranberry Stuffing activeamateurchef.wordpress.com/cranberry

Candy Cane Cupcakes candy-cane-cupcakes

 

Like I mentioned earlier, Last Words isn’t your typical romance. There is no love triangle. What there is however will leave you wanting to read more until you get to the end. The power of learning to love yourself can bring you back from the brink of demise. Jack Hale stirs Amber’s lustful desires and sets her on a path of gut-wrenching decisions that changes her world forever.

Follow Author Colleen Green on Amazon to be notified of her books when they are available for purchase. Click on link below then clink on the “follow” button. https://www.amazon.com/Colleen-Green

If you would like to stop by one of the holiday events, I would be glad to talk to you!

See dates and times below.

 

book cover Last Words

 


S
aturday, Nov. 12th & Sunday, Nov. 13th

St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar, at The Family Life Center, in Huber Heights

6161 Chambersburg Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45424

Nov. 12th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov 13th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Author Colleen Green will be signing and selling copies of her romance/suspense book Last Words. (Free recipe packet with each purchase, while supplies last.)

Saturday, Nov. 19th

New & Olde Pages Book Shoppe

 856 Union Blvd, Englewood, OH 45322 (Same shopping center as Marathon gas station)

Holiday Open House

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Author Colleen Green will be signing and selling copies of her romance/suspense book Last Words. (Free recipe packet with each purchase, while supplies last.)

 

Author Colleen Green’s Website: www.colleengreen.info

Author Colleen Green’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/

 

October 2016 Newsletter

Recipe of the Month

Ghost Lollipops By Author Colleen Green

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  • cookie sheet
  • wax paper
  • lollipop sticks (find at craft store)
  • white chocolate chips
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate & orange chips
  • tall glasses
  • two pots, one larger than the other
  • soup spoon

Put two cookie sheets on the counter close to the stove. Line sheets with wax paper. Put lollipop sticks on each cookie sheet spaced apart about two inches across from each other. Leave about four inches from the bottom of the sticks to the top of the next row of sticks. Fill the smaller pot with water about half full. Put the larger pot on top of it. Fill top pot with white chocolate chips. Boil the water gently and the steam will rise up and cause the chips to melt. Continuously stir until all chips are melted. Turn heat down on the boiling water. Take the spoon and fill it with melted chocolate. Using your spoon smear melted candy onto lollipop stick. Working quickly, create ghost shape with the back of the spoon making sure to get plenty of melted candy onto the stick. Make two ghosts then add the eyes, chocolate chips, to each ghost. Stir the melted chocolate again to avoid burning it. Then repeat until done.

For more recipes and Ohio events go https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com 

Then enter your email and click on the “sign me up” button to follow Colleen’s blog!

Clink on link below and read Colleen’s article with tons of links about everything Halloween.

activeamateurchef.wordpress.com/2012/10/ 20/follow-these-links-for-a-spooky-halloween-if-you-dare/

 

Word of the Month

Intrepid (adj.) 1. Resolutely courageous; fearless. Persistent in the pursuit of something. “A team of intrepid explorers.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com Inspirational

Quote of the Month

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com

 

Book of the Month

book cover Last Words

Last Words by Colleen Green

Once you read about Amber’s life you are swept away by romance and lies into a world full of seduction that blurs the line between true love and raw passion.

Info and links at www.colleengreen.info

Like her Author Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/

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September 2016 Newsletter

By The Wright Writers of Dayton

Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Wine Parfait By Colleen Green

  • Cut strawberries into quarters.
  • Put three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass.
  • Put about 1 shot of Moscato wine in glass.
  • Put strawberries into the glass.

For more recipes go to https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com

Author Colleen Green Website www.colleengreen.info

Word of the Month

 Dexterous adj. Skillful in the use of the hands. Having mental skill or adroitness; clever. Done with dexterity. “A dexterous wood craftsman.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

 

Inspirational Quote of the Month

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com

 

Wright Writers of Dayton Author Book Signing Event

Thursday Sep. 29th, 3-7 pm

at The Booksellers at Austin Landing in Miamisburg

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Mon Hamel

By Beverly Hughes (Wright Writer of Dayton Member)

(memorial to French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel murdered by Isis July, 2016)

 

He awoke to a light meal

Another chance to serve the morning Mass

Only a stand-in.

Why ask me? I’m old. I’m tired.

But oh! The joy of the Elements!

The sharing, consuming, becoming

Our Lord Christ

In such a world.

 

My Hamel, today is your crowning day!

Your aching bones will serve you well

Your weary mind will leap with litany

Remembered, lived

Bless My people, they are weary, too.

 

Remember the days I have given you

The thousands of faces, the millions of prayers

I know them, each one.

 

Hamel smiles, feels vigor, virtue

Hamel bows his hoary head,

Common humility

This Great Christ would pat his shoulder,

Hold his heart

For such a day.

So, today, My Hamel, I grant you

Strength of spirit

This your crowning Mass,

Here’s a twinkle for your eyes,

Here’s the breath for the chants

Your next song will be with My angels.

 

I grant you joy as you kneel,

You will awake in My arms

For My love never fails.

 

Your enemies, My enemies

Leer, Hamel, at your old face

But they have seen the face of God.

 

Your crown awaits.

 

 

Local Authors at The Huber Heights Farmers Market

The Wright Writers of Dayton will be at The Huber Heights Farmers Market on Saturday, August 27 from 9am to 1pm in the area in front of the Huber Heights Library at the corner of Brandt Pike & Chambersburg Rd.

Authors Participating

Last Words by Colleen Green A romance/suspense novel

Jack Hale’s commanding presence and sultry eyes catch Amber’s attention the first time she sees him. She dreams of a future as an executive chef, but from the kitchen of her stepfather’s restaurant, she is mesmerized by the dashing man in a stylish business suit. The day he orders dessert and asks her to share it with him, dreams of their life together take hold of her heart. She imagines those few bites of dessert to be the beginning of a storybook romance . . . little does she know what twisted secrets Jack Hale holds. Amber embarks on a journey led by the sensual and dark Jack Hale that test the limits of who she is and who she will become . . .

Bio

Author Colleen Green lives in Ohio. She loves to write, read, and cook. Creating a world that readers can immerse themselves into is her passion. Last Words is her debut novel. The romance suspense book is set in the breathtaking vineyards of Napa Valley, California. Romance suspense, YA paranormal romance, and urban fantasy genres are among her favorites to read and write. She is currently working on the second book in the Amber Milestone series and a series of short YA urban fantasy stories.

Colleen’s website: www.colleengreen.info

Colleen’s Author Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/

 

My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You by Vickie L. Weaver

Turtles telling the time of day? Crocodiles eating birthday cake? Porcupines playing peek-a-boo? Oh, no! What’s a child to do? There’s so much more with animals galore. The solution comes from a comforting source.

Dancing In The Stars: Carroll Webster: International Dance Luminary of Vaudeville and Hollywood by Vickie L. Weaver

A nostalgic, inspiring look into the now mostly extinct world of Vaudeville, Dancing in the Stars is the true story of Carroll Webster, a talented eighteen-year-old who dreams of a professional dance career. With the odds stacked against him, the handsome and charismatic orphan endures four years of grueling 1930s dance marathons for a chance to break into show business.

Cloud of Witnesses by Marla Cross

This is an intriguing book about the Cloud of Witnesses who are watching real-life situations being lived out here on Earth. The unique stories keep your interest and are an encouragement to live out your own similar situations God’s way.

 

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism by Ruth Kibler Peck

The true story of her life as a young teenager living in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by her mother’s near-death illness.

Greg Enslen

Greg Enslen is an Ohio author of eighteen books, including five novels, a new series of “Game of Thrones” Binge Guides, and several collections of essays and columns. All of his books are available on Amazon and via Kindle, and several are available from his publisher, Gypsy Publications. http://www.gregenslen.com

Meet Local Authors at the Library

The Wright Writers of Dayton will be at the Centerville library, in Ohio on Monday August 8th, 2016 from 1 pm till 3 pm. The authors are friendly and have a variety of genre of books for sale. You can buy a signed copy, speak with the authors, and have a free Wright Writers of Dayton newsletter. Their monthly newsletter features a recipe of the month, book of the month description, word of the month, and inspirational quote of the month. They would enjoy meeting you at the event!

Below is a link to the event flyer with descriptions of books and authors. See you there!

Second Monday August

 

Wright Writers of Dayton at The Booksellers

Authors from The Wright Writers of Dayton will be selling their books at The Booksellers at Austin Landing in Miamisburg, Ohio on Saturday, July 23rd from 2pm-5pm.

Books Available for Sale

Author Colleen Green Romance/Suspense Novel Last Words

Jack Hale’s commanding presence and sultry eyes catch Amber’s attention the first time she sees him. She dreams of a future as an executive chef, but from the kitchen of stepfather’s restaurant, she is mesmerized by the dashing man in a stylish business suit. The day he orders dessert and asks her to share it with him, dreams of their life together take hold of her heart. She imagines those few bites of dessert to be the beginning of a storybook romance . . . little does she know what twisted secrets Jack Hale holds. Amber embarks on a journey led by the sensual and dark Jack Hale that test the limits of who she is and who she will become . . .

Author’s website has a pre-order form for signed book to be mailed to you or pickup the day of event. www.colleengreen.info

Follow Author Colleen Green’s Page on Amazon:

amazon.com/author/colleengreen

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/

book cover Last Words

 

Author Marla Cross

Christian Fiction: Cloud of Witnesses

marla bookThis is an intriguing book about the Cloud of Witnesses who are watching real-life situations being lived out here on Earth. The unique stories keep your interest and are an encouragement to live out your own similar situations God’s way.

https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781617394034

 

 

Author Vickie L. Weaver

Biography: Dancing in the Stars: Carroll Webster, International Dance Luminary of Vaudeville and Hollywood

A nostalgic, inspiring look into the now mostly extinct world of Vaudeville, Dancing in the Stars is the true story of Carroll Webster, a talented eighteen-year-old who dreams of a professional dance career. With the odds stacked against him, the handsome and charismatic orphan endures four years of grueling 1930s dance marathons for a chance to break into show business.

https://www.createspace.com/5311269

Children’s Book: My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You

This book shows in love and fun that the parent-child bond can overcome anything.  In the process it has teachable moments such as the real vs. the imaginary, animals, colors, counting, time, rhyme and alliteration, and more.  People wherever I go, including to classrooms in nearby schools, call the book “adorable” and educational.

https://www.amazon.com/Child-Ill-Still-Loving-You/dp/1517264901

 Author Ruth Kibler Peck

Memoir: Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII By Ruth Kibler Peck  is available at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. Links at bottom of article. This true account of growing up during WWII is written especially for kids 11-18, but good reading for adults, too. In these uncertain times, a true story about living on the home front during WWII shows the unity & love of country our population held in those years.

Book of Prize-Winning Poetry: Rowing Through the Night

Links for books below:

https://www.amazon.com/Rowing-Through-Night-Ruth-Kibler/dp/1436362199/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001087686/Poverty-Puberty–Patriotism.aspx

 

 

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII By Ruth Kibler Peck  is available at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. Links at bottom of article. This true account of growing up during WWII is written especially for kids 11-18, but good reading for adults, too. In these uncertain times, a true story about living on the home front during WWII shows the unity & love of country our population held in those years.

As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by Mother’s near-death illness.  Yet the family, like all Americans of that era, willingly sacrifices in every way possible to help the war effort.  Father and daughter follow news of every battle and locate places on their world map.  Ruth Ann finds joy in new friends, the beauty of Island Park, and in being a teenager.

back of WWII bookLinks to buy book below:

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001087686/Poverty-Puberty–Patriotism.aspx

https://www.amazon.com/Poverty-Puberty-Patriotism-Ruth-Kibler/dp/1514487950/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1466622974&sr=8-

Congrats to Ruth Ann from all the Wright Writers of Dayton!