Colleen lives in Los Angeles, California, where she writes both fiction and nonfiction picture books. She hosts the monthly Picture Book Publisher Book Club and its companion blog, Picture Book Publishers 101. In addition to enjoying writing, she has been a bellydancer, preschool teacher, bookseller, tour guide, nanny, janitor, and several furry Disney characters. She loves to travel almost as much as she loves writing picture books and if you ask her to dance, she will always say yes (because she also loves to dance).
Awards & Recognition
2018 Runner-Up, SCBWI-Los Angeles Writer's Day Contest–Nonfiction, THE GREAT STINK: HOW JOSEPH BAZALGETTE SOLVED LONDON'S POOP POLLUTION PROBLEM (This stinky tale is coming to libraries and book stores near you in August 2020!)
2017 Writing with the Stars Mentorship
2016 Featured on SCBWI's Community Corner
2016 First Place Winner, SCBWI-Los Angeles Writer's Day Contest–Nonfiction, ART ON WHEELS: PAKISTAN'S DECORATED TRUCKS
2014 First Place Winner, SCBWI-Los Angeles Writer's Day Contest–Picture Book, KIKO HELD TIGHT
Colleen is represented by Clelia Gore at Martin Literary Management.