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Civil War veteran Garrett Lyons works as a Pinkerton agent. But after his partner Sam Wilkerson was fatally ambushed in St. Louis, Garrett returns the body to Chicago and vows to find the killer. With a desire to continue investigating … Continue reading

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Honor Above All has been published!

My new book, Honor Above All has been published by Allium Press! You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle or in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Honor-Above-All-J-Bard-Collins/dp/0989053571. Here’s what Kircus Reviews has to say: “Bard-Collins’ detailed knowledge of building, architecture and Chicago … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

What Price Honor? Is now… Honor Above All Let’s face it – I have virtually lived with the book title, What Price Honor for nearly ten years. We’ve been through it all together, plotting, character, good writing days and bad … Continue reading

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EVER ASK WHY?

Lately I find myself asking WHY? We all do and we all have different answers. I attended the Historical Novel Society conference in 2010. And I was one of six would be authors sitting at a round table with an … Continue reading

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It’s getting closer……

Just received my manuscript, with edits, from Allium Press. Getting a chance to read What Price Honor again. I find it still exciting, fresh. The characters still speak to me. Now everything is done on line. I mean this literally….Emily … Continue reading

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Summer Memories

I am a subscriber to the Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row and receive my copy every Sunday. I look forward to it. A recent article, “Rahm’s Readers”, caught my eye. This was a summer book club sponsored by the Chicago Public … Continue reading

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The time has come……

Next week my publisher is back from vacation. This means that before the end of July I will receive my manuscript “What Price Honor” with her edits. I’ve spent the past months working on my web page, trying to figure … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Philadelphia

Some more thoughts on Philadelphia. This is a city that moves at a different pace from Chicago. The streets are manageable. Some are quite narrow. We Chicagoans would consider them an alley. But I soon realized that this was the … Continue reading

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Five days in Philly

Just returned from a five day visit to Philadelphia…a lovely city.   A chance to visit with family and see grandchildren.  Philadelphians are friendly and rather quiet. No one seems to honk their car horns the way Chicagoans do. But … Continue reading

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I Know Why You’re Here…..

It’s books….that’s why you are here. Like me, you love to read, feel it is essential to living. Maybe, like me, you want to see into the minds of people who write. Where to they find a story, how do … Continue reading

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