Hello, and thanks for being here. Really. I’m thrilled that anyone would take the time to learn about me.

I’m a writer and a reader. I write under A. L Collins as well as Ailynn Collins. I have a few books out with Capstone Publishing, where I write for the school and library market. Some of my books can also be found on Amazon.

I love books. I also love animals, mostly dogs, of which I have four. Yes, I’m the crazy dog lady. My pooches sit around me when I write each day. They listen as I read aloud and if it’s really bad, they fall asleep, or go off to play.  I’ve also been a Montessori teacher for many years. Now I write and teach writing, and work part time at a lovely French immersion school nearby.

In the blog, I hope to write about my writing journey, especially what I’ve learned from my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, which I received from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. I’ll talk about my books, and anything else that I find interesting. Writing is emotional and exhilarating, so much like a roller coaster ride. But I love it. I hope you’ll come along on the journey.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again soon.