Jason Collins, United Kingdom
Home page: http://JJCollinsauthor.com
J.J.Collins is an Indie Author, Blogger and Political Commentator based in the
United Kingdom Collins has always been passionate about American History and
politics; he enjoyed a long and successful business career before a serious illness
forced a change in life and career direction. This unexpected turn of events allowed
Collins to rediscover his passion & love for writing.
I have been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively and I have to admit, I'm
definitely a news junkie! but also a person who loves learning about new cultures,
places and people. I believe by capturing and studying key events in our history, is
a vitally important way in understanding the modern world we live in. The study of
politics and history can often assist us in opening our minds and improving our
language skills and can also be a lot of fun.
I believe the study of Politics and History helps us understand other people and
other societies. Society is shaped by what came before Collins says. In order to
understand how we have become what we are, and why we differ from others, it's
important to look to history. Very few events are truly "global" - and understanding
the "non-global" is a key to understanding why people living in one country can
develop stereotypes of those living in another country. It has been said that History
is written by the victors however; Collins loves exploring not only why those
persons were victorious, but also what was the basis for the defeat and sometimes
destruction of others.
History helps us understand current events much better and on a more personal
level, it can also help us understand who we are and the "risk factors" we have to
face on a daily basis in this ever changing world.
In terms of role models; Abraham Lincoln is definitely one of the most inspirational
and influential people I have had the privilege of studying and learning about. I also
hold great admiration for the Founding Fathers; Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. I'm
a pretty outgoing person so I find many things to admire in people and have been
lucky enough to have worked and studied with some truly talented people in my life
Away from writing, I am currently progressing my studies and aiming for a return to
full health and hope to continue to enjoy the wonderful gift of life, and all the
treasures it has to offer for many years to come.
I'm still very much a learner when it comes to the publishing world, but have met
some really amazing people, and I've been completely taken aback with how
supportive, and encouraging other authors can be. I think the one thing I've
appreciated more about the industry than anything else, is the importance of
building a good network and being supportive of other authors too!. Indie authors
definitely tend to be one big extended happy family.
You can follow @JJCollinsAuthor on twitter for release dates and the latest updates
on his writing projects or his site http://JJCollinsauthor.com
Interests: History, Politics, Current affairs, Business
Published writer: Yes