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Holly Collingwood

A few of my favorite things. . .

BOOKS
The Diary of Mattie Spencer, Sandra Dallas
Eagle Blue, Michael D'Orso
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
Through Eyes Like Mine, Noriko Nakada
Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and
   Honor on the Little Big Horn, Larry Colton
Moloka'i, Alan Brennert


YOUNG ADULT & MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
Walking up a Rainbow, Theodore Taylor

Legend, Marie Lu
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne
   Frank
Little House in the Big Woods (and the other six!), Laura Ingalls Wilder

PICTURE BOOKS
Imogene's Antlers, David Small
Swimmy, Leo Lionni
Jamberry, Bruce Degen
On Mother's Lap, Ann Herbert Scott
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny, Marilyn Sadler
Sheep in a Jeep, Nancy Shaw
Chicken Cheeks, Michael Ian Black
Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell

HOBBIES
Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park
Reading anything and everything
Skiing anywhere in Colorado
Knitting easy hats and scarfs

Gardening edibles
Exploring new corners of Fort Collins
Daydreaming...

FAVORITE CHARITIES

YMCA of the Rockies
Project Sanctuary
Partners Mentoring Youth

FAVORITE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Linda Parks - The Parks Group
Scott Wickberg - Wick Creative
Elizabeth McKenzie - Morrow McKenzie Design

FAVORITE FITNESS LOCAL
ProActive Physical Therapy & Exercise Center




Just the facts. . .

B.A. in English from Pacific Lutheran

     University with a Minor in Publishing &

     Printing Arts
M.B.A. from Colorado State University
More than 17 years working in the marketing,
      travel and tourism industry

Still want to know more. . .

Professionally, I have worked at YMCA of the Rockies, Partners Mentoring Youth, Estes Park Chamber & Resort Association and Home Financial of the Rockies. These marketing experiences helped refine my love for words that are descriptive, exciting and accurate.

I started writing my first journal when I was eight, and haven't put down the pen yet. As my hobbies and careers have merged, I realize that good writing is inspirational, wherever it is found. If a novel doesn't make me cry or laugh out loud at least once, it wasn't worth reading.

My love of the outdoors and all recreational activities comes from Alaska where I was born and raised in small Yupik fishing villages. Ingenuity and creativity are a way of life in Alaska where stores are scarce and the barge delivered groceries once a year.

Currently, I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my family where we enjoy biking, playgrounds, sledding, picnics, meeting new friends and making pancakes with maple sausage on Saturday mornings.


And if that still wasn't enough. . .

100 Days of Summer Blog  (This is our family blog used mainly to keep out of town grandparents updated)