Cathy Collison's home

Welcome to my home page - home is where most of us are all at right now!

A little more about me:  I can credit a Girl Scout project when our troop helped produced a little newsletter in elementary school for sparking my interest in journalism.
By the time I went to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, journalism was a major, along with minors in political science and economics.  And thanks to a Dow Jones internship, I began my career as a copy editor, then later mixing in reporting in Chicago and Detroit. But it was editing and writing for children that became my joy and profession. Interviewing anyone with young readers' questions, as well as seeing news stories through a young person's eyes sharpened my writing and editing skills. I now have worked on several books for students, including "G is for Galaxy" (Sleeping Bear Press) and several biographies with co-author Janis Campbell , most recently on Reese Witherspoon and Kamala Harris for Lucent Press, inspiring women for young (and older) people.