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. The fifth book in the series, Not Before Midnight — along with the rest of the Sheriff Bud Blair books — is available on Amazon.
Rod retired from the US Forest Service in the fall of 1999, and wrote his first book, Spider Silk, 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.”
With the success of Bitter’s Run, a historical fiction novel set in 1865, Rod went on to write a sequel. Abiqua takes the family through an unsettled time in Oregon history — a time of gold rushes, conniving politicians, land grabs, and marauding Indians.
Rod is also the author of a non-fiction book on management: What Do I Do When I Get There? A New Manager’s Guidebook.
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