Recent Literary Fiction

Scarification, Colleen Olle Literary Fiction

CW: miscarriage/child loss

A woman grappling with grief navigates a challenging visit with a neighbor. Read more…

We really connected to Colleen’s voice and style, and we appreciated how she explores so many nuances and perspectives of a difficult subject. She captures Kate’s conflicting emotions extremely well. Also, Janet is a phenomenal antagonist; she is the literal worst. The tension in this piece is so strong that we just had to keep reading. The ending is hard-fought and well-earned.”

— Unfortunately, Literary Magazine

Fault Zone: Reverse

Fault Zone: Reverse

“Stevie and You”
A newly sober single man squirms with physical and emotional pain during a dentist’s appointment.

Running Wild Anthology of Stories

Running Wild Anthology of Stories

“Nēnēs”
A married woman undergoes an unexpected metamorphosis on the Big Island of Hawaii.

From the Blog

  • Images of Colleen Olle, a bale of hay, and the cover of Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!

My Interview for Lauri Fortino’s Frog on a (B)Log Website

I’m so pleased that Lauri Fortino interviewed me for her Frog on a (B)Log website! My picture book, Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!, fits her 2024 focus on animal- and/or nature-themed stories. Like me, Lauri is a member of 12 x 12 and SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She is also a retired library assistant, a freelance writer and transcriptionist, and author of the children’s picture book, The Peddler’s Bed, which she... Read more ❯

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