Earth's Ecocide Novel Series
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David A. Collier, born in Lexington Kentucky, earned his first two academic degrees at the University of Kentucky. After working in corporate America, he enrolled in a Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University. Upon earning his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Duke University and later taught in the business schools at the University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and in the United Kingdom at the University of Warwick. Dr. Collier has taught undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs, and in numerous executive programs.
After decades of authoring scholarly research articles, business cases, numerous best paper awards, five college textbooks, and over 36,000 plus reads and 4,000 citations of some of his scholarly articles, according to ResearchGate, he wanted a new challenge—writing novels.
David has made many mistakes as an independent self-publishing novelist. He also found many scammers along his journey, and worries about what young creative authors face who must pay the rent. But after many stops and starts, I found a great developmental editor who challenges me throughout the manuscript. I listen to her and the stories are better given her expert advice. Thank you EY!
I'm also contacted daily by all types of potential publishers, agents, movie producers, and scammers. The life of an independent author is a difficult experience. I never know who to trust, so please be patient with me as I try to verify credible people in the business. Please understand, I'm an independent sort and I don't want to send my manuscripts out, waste publisher's valuable time, have to try many book agents to find one honest and good one, be delayed by big publishers, and be rejected many times like J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter (12), Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's Chicken Soup for the Soul (144), Stephen King's Carrie (80), Hootie & the Blowfish (3,000), David Friedman's Food Sanity (dozens) , Agatha Christie (5 years), Dr. Seuss (27), John Grisham's A Time Kill (28), James Patterson's (31), Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (121), Alex Haley's Roots (200), Frank Herbert's Dune (23), and so on. Why am I not patient? Because we are killing Earth's biosphere much faster than we think!
Why does David keep trying? Because of his sincere love and passion for the human species, all-life forms, and our home planet. We must protect our home!
David lives in Florida with his wife and their Shih Tzu doggie Lilly. When not doing the tasks of everyday life, David reads astronomy, philosophy, sustainability, climate change, science literature, and enjoys boating, fishing, and golf. He dedicates the Earth’s Ecocide book series to those who love this tiny speck of wonder called Earth.