"Of all the mental afflictions, there is perhaps no pathology more hopeless than novel-writing."
— Claude Scott Plume (1917-1971)

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Print and e-reader editions available now! Click HERE and select "Look Inside" to read a FREE preview!

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Print and e-reader editions available now! Click HERE and select "Look Inside" to read a FREE preview!

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Available in 2016.

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When Dicing Time for Gladness first came out, H.M. Jones (the author of Monochrome) interviewed me for Elite Indie Reads. If you're interested, click HERE (or on the link below) to read the entire piece.

H.M. Jones interviewed me again when Crass Casualty was released.
Here is a link to that interview as well.

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Back in December, I was one of several local writers interviewed by arts journalist and event organizer extraordinaire Tiffany Razzano for Episode #13 of the Wordier Than Thou show on Life Improvement Radio. The subject was writing goals for 2015. It's very interesting to hear different perspectives on how we work and how we structure our objectives. (You'll hear me say I was hoping to get Crass Casualty finished by February; I'm pleased to report that I beat that deadline by two weeks!) If you're interested, click HERE (or on the link below) to listen to the entire podcast.

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Austin Scott Collins
Austin Scott Collins at various public appearances.

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Austin Scott Collins delivering the opening reading at the beginning of the first-ever Grand Central Lit Crawl.

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Austin Scott Collins at the typewriter during the SunLit Festival. (Photo by T. Allan Smith.)

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Austin Scott Collins manning a table on behalf of Wordier Than Thou at Creative Loafing.

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Austin Scott Collins doing a radio interview with Tiffany Razzano.

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Austin Scott Collins reading his work at The Studio@620.

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Austin Scott Collins closing out the night with the final reading at Sawgrass Bar at the conclusion of the third Grand Central Lit Crawl.

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Austin Scott Collins doing a street reading for an attentive crowd in downtown St. Petersburg. (Photo by Lisa L. Kirchner, author of Hello American Lady Creature.)

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About Austin:

After earning a degree in English from the University of Central Florida, Austin Scott Collins spent 13 years as a cargo pilot and flight instructor for a company which no longer exists before retiring from commercial aviation to concentrate on sailing and writing.

He now lives on a sailboat with his wife Trish. Among the things he does not have are a television, a car, a lawnmower, and a permanent physical address.

When not working on his latest book (and the binary stars of Time and Money are in harmonic alignment), Austin can be found skydiving, flying gliders, riding his motorcycle (sometimes on extremely long trips) or exploring the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, which is where he and Trish are docked for the moment.

Although they were forced to give up most of their books when they abandoned their landbound existence, they agree that the geographical flexibity of having a floating portable home more than justifies that sacrifice, and do not rule out the possibility of becoming full-time maritime vagabonds at some point.

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The Victoria da Vinci novels:

The Cyanide of the Masses novels:

The Divine Cortex novels:

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