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About Colette

Colette Waddell Author

Colette Waddell’s love of history and the study of other cultures began as a child, when her father’s Navy pilot career took her family throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East. In the past, Colette pulled from her background in Anthropology and History, applying them to her non-fiction work.

Her previous books include “Through the Eyes of a Survivor,” the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor, and “Shade House Conversations,” the life history of a Navajo family.


She has taken a departure from non-fiction to create “The Mentor.” Through the character of Emma Woods, Colette draws upon her childhood past and life experiences, adding intrigue and exercising demons along way.

In her spare time Colette enjoys singing and playing the violin. She lives on a small farm in Ashland, Oregon with her husband Ross, caring for twenty chickens, two dogs and three horses, all of whom feel woefully neglected.

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