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


or facebook.com/dreenawriting 

She is also active on Instagram.com/dreenawriting where she posts on all things wordy and bookish.