Colleen is the author of Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation (Ice Cube Press, 2011). She has been focused on writing for television lately (documentaries and news stories).

Three things you should know about Colleen:
  • She believes that real life has such fascinating material that she has rarely been tempted to write fiction.
  • She loves to take on stories connected with some of the most politically divisive topics and use storytelling to get opposing sides to understand each other better.
  • She has finally learned to heed those mental “nudges” - the stories the keep coming to mind and are begging to be researched.

Five books important to Colleen:
  1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  2. Den of Lions by Terry Anderson
  3. A Walk Across the Sun by Corbin Addison
  4. First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
  5. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley.