Dreena Collins’ hobbies include eating Thai food, unintentionally waking at 3.30 a.m., and falling over.  

Her writing has been shortlisted and long-listed in numerous writing competitions, including the Mslexia Annual Short Story Competition and a top 100 place in The Bridport Prize

Her first short story collection was The Blue Hour: character-based tales exploring challenges, such as dementia, obsession, and loneliness – but peppered with bitter-sweet humour.   

“Powerfully observed stories, exquisitely tense, beautifully poised, and deliciously deceptive.”Julie Brominicks, landscape writer.

The Blue Hour is available on Amazon.


Dreena’s second short story collection, The Day I Nearly Drowned, is due for release in June 2019 and will also be available on Amazon. 

Find out more about Dreena at 


She is also active on where she posts on all things wordy and bookish. 

Thank you very much for visiting my niche-less blog! If you have time before you leave, would love you to tell us what you think. All the best, Tessa Barrie

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