Colleen

Riordan

Writer, Marketer, & Word Nerd

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The Broken Kiss

11/5/2021

Things changed so quickly I couldn’t wrap my head around what had happened. Just an hour ago, we were walking down the cold street, the stars illuminating our path as we laughed swaying slightly from the alcohol in our system. It was just enough to keep us warm and jolly. It was perfect. He was perfect. Every moment had been perfect. The light night drizzle led him to wrap his arm around me, and I welcomed his embrace leaning closer into him. Courage powered by vodka st...

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Essay Example 1

11/2/2021

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11/1/2021

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New Class Offerings

5/9/2021

Contact me about tutoring or group classes for your 9-15 year old! All courses are designed to encourage thinking, research skills, revising, and fun with writing!

WRITING SPIES: Study spies and spy gear of the past and present, and explore spy stories with a published author and WWI spy story author. Through free-writing, prompts, and poetry exercises, write stories or plays about characters who live in two worlds. Invent a super smart sixth-grader who secretly spies for...

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SPIES: Harry Houdini Readings

8/29/2020

Well, cuffs! That is a wrap. Many thanks to all the hosts for the following online READINGS & EVENTS:

Rose City Book Pub, Portland, OR., May 31, 2020, 2 pm PCT

Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID., May 20, 2020, 4 pm (MST)

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, Asheville, NC., May 12, 2020, 3 pm (EST)

Books are Magic, Brooklyn, NY, April 30, 2020 3 pm (EST)

Capricho’s Books, Bel Air, MD., April 26, 2020, 4 pm (EST)

Tubby and Coo’s, New Orleans, LA, April 25, 2020 6 pm (CST)

Tattered Cove...

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SPIES: Mata Hari, Readings and Events

2/9/2020

Mata Hari has been busy, dancing with this book all around the country. Much gratitude to hosts and organizers of these wonderful READINGS and EVENTS.

Lycee Francais de Chicago Reading Night, Jan 24, 2020, 5:30 pm

National Unpublished Writers’ Day @Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver, WA., Jan 25, 2020

LIT CRAWL Portland, CENTRL OFFICE: Portland, OR., Nov. 8, 2019, 8 pm

UCSD New Writing Series, San Diego, CA., Geisel Library: Nov. 20, 2019, 6 pm

Ukiah Branch Library, Ukiah, ...

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