Growing up in multiple suburbs of Detroit, Riley Collins grew fond of exploring different areas in East Michigan and cataloging memorable moments on paper. She trekked west to Kalamazoo, attending Western Michigan University before moving to Traverse City and falling in love with northern Michigan’s beaches.
She has since settled in downtown Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in general business. She has experience working with content management systems, editing works of non-fiction, and writing for a diverse group of publications.
Alongside writing, Riley enjoys ice skating, watching live music, and searching for the perfect stout among West Michigan’s renowned breweries. She plans to travel to Norway and Denmark in the near future.