About Colleen

  Colleen A. Parkinson is the award winning author of the harrowing play, "The Injured Child," and the poignant one-act play, "Waiting For The Train." She has also penned book and music reviews on Amazon under the name "Noratsinthecorn." As an avid supporter of fellow authors, Colleen has made her book reviews of others' works available on Amazon, Good Reads, and her website https://thefinesthat.jimdo.com/. (Oh, wait... you're here already!)


"The Finest Hat in the Whole World," her first published novel, has been widely praised for its lyricism, compelling story, and intimately-drawn characters. Published in e-book and soft-cover format, it is available through many online booksellers, including Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.


Besides writing and theater, her interests include American History, genealogy, literary classics, modern fiction (especially by indie authors) and every kind of music, with a special love for the tunes of the 1920's through 1940's. Oh... and she loves cats (ask any cat). And antiques... she's nuts for antiques. And belly laughs, sunrises, sunsets, and warm summer nights.


Colleen believes in performing anonymous acts of kindness whenever the opportunity arises, giving back to her community, encouraging the discouraged, and always - always - paying it forward.