Rod Collins grew up in a family nurtured by the oral storytelling tradition of rural America. Good storytellers (like his grandfather, Charlie Troop) were always welcome at the supper table or around the campfire.
True to that tradition, Collins created his award-winning, contemporary detective mysteries series featuring Sheriff Bud Blair. Book #5, “Not Before Midnight,” is well underway.
Rod retired from the US Forest Service in the fall of 1999, and wrote his first book before the year was out. He says, “I’m eight books into the late-life writing career. I just keep on writing. It’s an impulse that greets me each morning. And I love it. Stories are the meat of life.”
Another of Rod’s books, “Bitter’s Run,” is a stand-alone historical novel set in 1865, immediately following the end of the Civil War. John Bitter plans a solo trip across the Oregon Trail to his farm on Abiqua Creek, but The Good Lord and the beautiful red-haired lass, Morgan Eagan, have other plans.
Rod is also the author of “What Do I Do When I Get There? A New Manager’s Guidebook.” This little book (called a “gem” by one reviewer), was the 2007 winner of the Pinnacle Book Award.
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