Gerard Collins is the award-winning author of Finton Moon, Moonlight Sketches, and most recently, The Hush Sisters. If you’re looking to buy Gerard’s books, you can find him on Amazon.caAmazon.com, and Amazon.uk. His books are also available at Chapters, directly from Breakwater Books, or from numerous other independent bookstores in Canada and the United States.​

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Gerard’s first novel, Finton Moon, was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award, and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. In 2019, he turned the Finton Moon  experience into a multi-media art exhibition, “The Book that Wrote Itself”. His short story collection, Moonlight Sketches, won the Newfoundland and Labrador  Book Award, and his second novel, The Hush Sisters, won an international Next Generation Indie Book Award in the suspense category and also was a finalist in the paranormal category.

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Professional Services


Gerard, who has a Ph.D. in American (Gothic) literature and also holds degrees in Masters of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Education, acts as a mentor to select candidates and occasionally offers editing services.

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Writing Retreats

Retreat to the Highlands—Scotland 2023

Gerard and his partner in business and in life, Janie Simpson, are co-owners and operators of Go and Write! writing retreats. Retreat participants include emerging and published writers of all genres—poets, dramatists, children’s authors, memoirists, and more—as well as their friends, family and spouses.

Learn more about Gerard’s workshops here at home and Go and Write! retreats.