Dreena Collins was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, where she now works in education; she has a background in teaching and Special Educational Needs. She lives with two males and a dog.
Her stories and poetry have been featured in Mslexia magazine, Interchange periodical and a short story collection, ‘Luggage’, from Strange Days Books. She has been shortlisted and longlisted in several writing competitions, including the internationally celebrated ‘Bridport Prize’.
Dreena’s first collection of short stories, The Blue Hour’ is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook format.
Things that Dreena loves include comfortable shoes, island holidays, spicy food, irreverence, and her family.
She dislikes intolerance (and Jaffa Cakes).
Retreat West – April Flash Fiction Competition (2nd Place)
Fish Publications Annual Flash Fiction Competition
Wells Festival of Literature, Short Story Competition
Eyelands International Short Story Competition (published)
Retreat West – Short Story Competition
Mslexia Annual Short Story Competition (top 50)
The Bridport Prize Short Story Competition (top 100)