About meJ.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 and career.
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 on his site http://JJCollinsauthor.com