Author Archives: drkatecollier

About drkatecollier

Author of traditional mysteries featuring the Penningtons of Tompkins College in Tompkins Falls, NY. Also Instructional Designer, Curriculum Developer and Professor for Online Teaching and Learning. Also romance author, writing as Katie O'Boyle, series Lakeside Porches, from Soul Mate Publishing, set in Tompkins Falls in the Finger Lakes of Upstate NY.

Book signings are always a success

— by Katie O’Boyle Last summer I joined three other authors from the area to sell and sign books at a fun summer festival. Last weekend, three of us made the scene at Geneva (NY) Night Out, a multi-venue event … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck with a Work-in-Progress

by Kate Collier (aka Katie O’Boyle) Several times this fall I heard the phrase, “If you’re spinning your wheels with a book, maybe you’re writing the wrong story.” Since I had made two failed attempts at Book Two, a murder … Continue reading

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Public Reading of a Local Writers Group (Kate Collier)

This is the fourth year my local writers’ group has held a public reading, and it was a first for me. What a great experience! I joined the group a year ago and found myself in a room with 20 … Continue reading

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Series in the Rearview Mirror

Series in the Rearview Mirror, by Kate Collier (writing as Katie O’Boyle) When I set out to write the Lakeside Porches romances in 2012, the setting was Tompkins Falls in the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York, and the stories … Continue reading

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Cornish Spirit

–by Kate Collier, writing as Katie O’Boyle– A couple of weeks ago, Rusty treated us to photos from his bucket-list journey to France. I read his post just a few days after returning from a bucket-list trip of my own … Continue reading

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On a Mission (in a very cluttered house)

As I worked on the final chapters of my first (romantic) cozy mystery, two opportunities popped up. One, a contract job that would start in June, and two, a trip that starts in two weeks and ends just before the contract job. … Continue reading

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Those Devilish Details

My fourth-in-series romance, Waking Up To Love, pits nerdy Kyle Pennington and luscious Lyssa Doughty against charismatic bad guy Rand Cunningham. This was my first experience with a villain, and I enjoyed exploring all the ways the ill-intentioned Rand could … Continue reading

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