Citing his Arkansas heritage, Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. In that capacity, Ace Collins has authored more than sixty books for 25 different publishers that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, children’s works as well as books on history, culture and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special and does college basketball play-by-play.
In 2014 Ace is releasing Man’s Best Hero, a book on dog heroes, a courtroom novel, The Color of Justice, that examines racial prejudice in 1964, and a groundbreaking series, In The President’s Service, that provides readers with a new adventure each month. His first devotional book, Music For Your Heart, was released in late 21013 and earned numerous five star reviews and a fall novel, also a top reviewed release was The Cutting Edge, mixed suspense, romance and intrigue in a tale of survival and victory. In the summer of 2013, Ace’s novel from Abingdon, Darkness Before Dawn, earned scores of great reviews and was chosen by several different book clubs and publications as one of the top reads of 2013. It also made the most inspiring book list on iTunes in July and Hope For Women’s “Top Five Summer Reads.”
Collins’ publishing history includes the novels Farraday Road, Swope’s Ridge and Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll for Zondervan, The Yellow Packard from Barbour, Reich of Passage for Bay Forest, and The Christmas Star for Abingdon. He has several more novels set for release in 2015 and one of his books was just optioned for a motion picture. His fiction writing has covered everything from value-driven plots, to adventures, mysteries, historical stories, sentimental tales and comedy.
In nonfiction, Collins has scored bestsellers with The Cathedrals, Lassie A Dog’s Life, Turn Your Radio On, The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Father Does Know Best, and The Stories Behind The Great Traditions of Christmas. His work has been made into two network television specials and a CBS movie.
Beyond books, Collins has penned more than 2000 magazine features, appeared on every network morning television show, as well as CNN and Fox. He also does scores of radio interviews each year. His speaking engagements have taken him from churches and corporations to to America’s Dog Museum in St. Louis. Collins has also penned several production shows and speaks to college class on the art of writing.
Collins’ hobbies include sports, restoring classic cars, Wurlitzer jukeboxes and running. He is married to Ouachita University education professor Kathy Chapman Collins. The couple lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and has two sons as well as two collies and three cats.
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