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Speaker Profile - Colleen Riordan


Region: California: San Francisco North and East Bay
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Originally from the Midwest, Colleen has bounced from coast to coast, using a variety of styles and media to tell her stories. She writes both fiction and nonfiction.

Colleen’s nonfiction articles highlight incredible people who are challenging the status quo and creating innovative solutions in their industries. In her fiction, she enjoys writing political intrigue, subverting tropes, and exploring the meaning of family.

Colleen is co-coordinator for SCBWI San Francisco North & East Bay - Alameda County and a past recipient of the Young Adult Writer Mentorship from the SCBWI Wisconsin Chapter. She is the former editor of the Wisconsin SCBWI Blog about the craft and business of writing and illustrating. Her work has appeared in 24 Carrots, The Official NaNoWriMo Blog, Edible East Bay, Edible Door, You Magazine, and Fox Cities Magazine