A former Wall Street stock broker and trader with over twenty-years of intangible investment and trading experience, he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Puramore is Mr Collins’ first novel. An American by birth and education, he wrote the work from the perspective of a contemporary British novelist in order to enhance thematic elements and character development and portrayal. His perspective as the author from that standpoint was largely influenced by George Orwell, Arthur C. Clarke, Joseph Campbell, Sir Richard Burton, Aleister Crowley, Spinoza and William Blake.
He’s an expert scuba diver who enjoys traveling to exotic dive sites situated around the world. His love of the sea and marine life gives him an unbounded appreciation and support of “green” issues, especially those devoted to the conservation of of endangered species and coral reefs.
Mr Collins' two current literary projects include the sequel to Puramore and a satirical comedy novel, entitled The Shovells.
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