About the Author
Robert Collins is the author of the science-fiction novel Monitor, published in 2010 by Whiskey Creek Press. His second novel, Lisa’s Way, came out in 2008. He has sold over 70 short science-fiction and fantasy stories to magazines such as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine; Tales of the Talisman; Space Westerns; The Fifth Di...; and Sorcerous Signals. In 2009 he self-published a short-story collection, The Sagas of Surgard. Mr. Collins is also the author of numerous nonfiction works. His book, Jim Lane: Scoundrel, Statesman, Kansan, published in 2007 by Pelican, was a finalist for biography of the year as voted by the Society of Midland Authors. Pelican released his biography of a Kansas Civil War general in 2005. He has had six railroad books published by South Platte Press, including Kansas Railroad Attractions and Ghost Railroads of Kansas. He has sold dozens of articles to periodicals such as Working Writer; Wild West; Chronicle of the Old West; and Territorial Magazine.