Nita Collins is a writer, editor, book coach, and quilter.

She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, two writer’s groups, and is studying to be a book coach under Jennie Nash at Author Accelerator. She can honestly say she has found her life’s work in writing and editing, and can’t wait to become a certified coach.

In previous years she’s also been a lighthouse keeper (the kind that has a rotating light and warns ships away from danger, not the housekeeping variety – which she avoids whenever possible), a daycare operator, and a professional administrative assistant. She also spent many years in the dance and performing arts community as an active bellydance teacher, performer, choreographer, and show producer. She held down the bottom end of a sax line in an 18-piece big band for 20 years and is mum to an awesome adult son.

After nearly thirty years in the Yukon, Nita and her husband relocated to the Shuswap in Canada’s Beautiful British Columbia. If you’re trying to find her, she’ll either be wreaking havoc in the lives of her characters, creating something fabulous in her sewing room, or out walking her little dog Sam around the neighbourhood.

She’s also safely on the other side of fifty, which means she has something to contribute and isn’t shy about saying so.