Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Writer of Riverhead - an interview with Patrick Collins

Dale Jarvis and Patrick Collins, photo by Kelly Drover.

Patrick Collins, born and raised in Riverhead, Harbour Grace, is a retired educator who taught in various communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. He finished his teaching career in education as a Curriculum Program Specialist, working in Avalon Peninsula School Districts. He is also a writer of historical fiction and has published five literary works. Currently Patrick teaches at The Canadian Training institute, Bay Roberts.

We chatted with Patrick Collins about where his interest in history started, the 1871 murders of Jane Sear Geehan and Garnett Sears on the southside of Harbour Grace which Collins wrote about in his book Belonging, railway memories and his work as a station operator, writing historical fiction, and his next book What Lies Below.

1 comment:

Eileen Marshall said...

Great interview ! I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you talking to Dale Jarvis !! It was very interesting -- a lot of History . You are a great storyteller , Pat . Keep the books coming !!