COLLIER, Christopher. American, b. 1930. Genres: Young adult fiction, Children's non-fiction, History, Local history/Rural topics. Career: Julian Curtiss School, Greenwich, CT, teacher, 1955-58; New Canaan High School, CT, teacher, 1959-61; Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC, instructor, 1958-59; University of Bridgeport, CT, instructor, 1961-64, assistant professor, 1964-67, associate professor, 1967-71, professor of history, 1971-78, David S. Day Professor of History, 1978-84, chairman of department, 1978-81; University of Connecticut, Storrs, professor, 1984-2000, professor of history emeritus, 2000-. Visiting professor, New York University, 1974; visiting lecturer, Yale University, 1977, 1981; chairman, Columbia University Seminar on Early American History, 1978-79. Consultant to public and private organizations, including museums, historical societies, law firms, public utilities, and text, trade, and scholarly publishers. Connecticut State Historian, 1985-. Publications: HISTORICAL NOVELS FOR YOUNG ADULTS (with J.L. Collier): My Brother Sam Is Dead, 1974; The Bloody Country, 1976; The Winter Hero, 1978; Jump Ship to Freedom, 1981; War Comes to Willy Freeman, 1983; Who Is Carrie?, 1984; The Clock, 1992; With Every Drop of Blood, 1994. NONFICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS: (with J.L. Collier) The Drama of American History Series (middle school), 23 vols., 1996-2001. NONFICTION FOR ADULTS: (ed.) The Public Records of the State of Connecticut, 1802-03, Vol. 11, 1967; Roger Sherman's Connecticut: Yankee Politics and the American Revolution, 1971; Connecticut in the Continental Congress, 1973; Roger Sherman: Puritan Politician, 1976; (with B.B. Collier) The Literature of Connecticut History, 1983; (with J.L. Collier) Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787, 1986; All Politics Is Local: Family and Provincial Interests in the Creation of the Constitution, 2003. Contributor to books and history and legal journals. Address: 344 W River Rd, Orange, CT 06477, U.S.A.