Author’s Backgrounds

Colleen Collins is a PI by day, a multi-published author by night. She is co-owner of Highlands Investigations in Denver, Colorado, where she specializes in witness locates and interviews, surveillances and infidelity investigations.  Her articles on private investigations have appeared on various Internet sites as well as in PI Magazine, NINK (Novelists, Inc. newsletter), Romance Writers Report, Pursuit Magazine, and other publications.  She is an active member of the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) and the Mystery Writers of America.  Along with a background as a technical writer and editor developing non-fiction publications, she has also written 20 novels for both Harlequin and Dorchester.  Several of her novels have placed in the finals for national competitions, including the prestigious Holt Medallion and RITA awards. 

Shaun Kaufman, co-owner of Highlands Investigations, has worked in and around the criminal justice field for more than 30 years, as a former trial attorney and a current legal investigator. He has published articles in PI magazine, the Denver Law Review, as well as authored numerous briefs for the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. In his former career, Shaun has hired and managed private investigators, training them on such issues as ethics, death penalty litigation, homicide and gang evidence, and search and seizure techniques.


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