WEBSITE HELL CONTINUES: Amazingly, the main site at is still down. It looks like I am going to have to move to a whole new hosting company all together. The tech people at my current host just cannot seem to figure out the problem or seem very interested in fixing it. In the meantime, I am going to list the calendar of coming events below just to let you know what's up over the next few days until the site is back up one way or the other:

GEORGIA POETRY SOCIETY OPEN MIC @ BARNES & NOBLE: Collin will host the monthly open mic on Friday, Jan. 9. Sign up begins at 7 p.m., readings at 7:30 p.m. The featured poet will be Ann Fisher-Wirth, author of Blue Window. The store is located at the corner of Spring and 5th streets in Technology Square. Street parking is available around the store (meters are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week) or in the parking deck on Spring, just across from the store. Visit for more details.

3-D JAM: Collin will be one of the featured poets at the massive 3-D Jam from Jan. 9-11, 2004 at Humpus Bumpus book store in Cumming. The three-day event will run continually for 48 hours. Lisa Allender is hosting the event. Collin is slated to read at midnight on Saturday/Sunday and will highlight new erotic poetry and some selections from Better To Travel. Details are at A schedule of events is now available at the site.

WRITERS BOOT CAMP: The Knowledge Shop in Marietta, GA will host a day-long Writers Boot Camp on Saturday, Jan. 24. Collin will lead a workshop from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. called "Get Your Poetry to the People" focusing on how to submit to journals, self publish and much more. Other workshops that day will feature topics such as writing for magazines, children's books, writing for the web, marketing and promoting a book, and much more. The cost for the day is $89. Visit for all the details.

DIY AUTHOR RADIO SHOW: Collin will be Jana Oliver's guest on her show DIY Author Radio Show on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The show is aired on BookCrazy Radio Network, which is streamed via computer to 60 countries and heard by more than 30,000 listeners each month. Follow this link for more details on Collin's appearance. Visit for more details on the "all book talk" radio network. 


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