Cook, Colleen Ryckert

Colleen Ryckert Cook is a freelance writer and editor and current regional advisor for Kansas Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Rosen Group has published three books by Colleen: Kentucky Past and Present (August 2010),  Teen FAQ: Cancer Decisions for You and Your Family and Teen FAQ: Social Networking (both January 2011). Two more titles, America’s Supernatural Secrets: Werewolves in America and Call of Duty: Your Career in the Marines, will come out in 2012.

Colleen has completed one upper middle grade supernatural thriller about a boy trying to resist the lure of a werewolf curse. She also is revising a women’s fiction manuscript. Among her colleagues she most likely wins the prize for shortest piece ever published: Her six-word memoir appears on page 68 in Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs From Writers Famous and Obscure (Harper Perennial, 2008).

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