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As far back as I can remember, I have always loved stories. I am a mother, former teacher,
but will always be a teller of tales.

When you open a book or Kindle, you enter a new world of words. You meet characters that
live with you even as you read that last page.

The Chicago of 1884 only exists in memory or fiction - a chapter in our history.
The Great Fire in 1871 was a destructive force that forced the City to move in a new direction.
And the City has been constantly reinventing itself ever since.

Chicago is and always will be a city of neighborhoods that just grow larger.
You remember the sights, the smells of a neighborhood and when you return, they've torn it
down and built something else.

My stories are about Chicago. I write mystery stories about the nineteenth century city of George Ade... Upton Sinclair... Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham. Join me as I continue the journey.


Honor Above All is now available at Kobo Books.


Anyone purchasing a book via Amazon can have it autographed by J. Bard-Collins. Just fill out the info
on the contact page and she will send you a bookplate made out to you and signed by her.

“Honor Above All” has been named a Silver Award Winner in the Fiction Mystery & Suspense category of the Ben Franklin Awards given by the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) and a finalist for the Gold Award!


Honor Above All

Honor Above All is the
first novel in a series,
set in 1882 Chicago.
Recently published by
Allium Press.


“Honor Above All” wins the INDIEFAB 2014 Silver Book Award - Best Mystery/Suspense category.


Chicago Book Expo at Columbia College
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What Price Honor? Is now… Honor Above All...
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