About Me








I’m a middle school teacher and a writer.  I write whatever inspires me, from journaling to memoir to realistic young adult fiction.  I get excited about sports stories, contemporary American fiction, girl heroes, and everything in between.  I played field hockey in college in Massachusetts where I grew up, but I’m proud to call myself an Austin transplant.  I coach and play competitive Ultimate, sing (a little), and do everything I can to be a kid in a grown-up’s body.

I haven’t published any of my writing (yet), but I hope that one day you’ll find my work on bookstores’ virtual and literal shelves.

Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, here are a few Fun Facts about me:

  1. People have recently compared me to the character of Monica on Friends.  Compliment?  Insult?  I’m not sure, but definitely accurate.
  2. I used to be a really fast sprinter, but I lost some speed after tearing my ACL and getting reconstructive surgery on my knee in 2004.
  3. I start buying Christmas decorations in October.
  4. My brother and I accidentally killed a hamster when we were really little.  The guilt still haunts me.
  5. My first car was a 1988 Chevy Nova. I named her “Reno.”
  6. I wrote my first novel in 5th grade, and I still remember what I called it.  But no, I’m not telling.
  7. I’m still close to four of my friends (Will, Sarah, Claire and David) from pre-school.
  8. Nothing pumps me up for a game or a workout like showtunes.
  9. I collect sports movies.  I don’t have a favorite, but I think the first one that I remember seeing is The Natural.
  10. I make lists for everything.

Want to reach me?  Talk about writing?  Get a cup of coffee?  Play some Ultimate?  Borrow a book?

Email: colleen.m.conrad@gmail.com

Twitter:   ColleenConrad

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