About Zachary Collins 

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Zachary Collins is 13 years old and lives in Guelph, Ontario. He has been writing children books since he was in Grade 1. Zachary has combined his passion for writing with his desire to help children across the world by selling his books for charity.  He started his journey in spring of 2013 when he was inspired after seeing Marc Kielburger from Free the Children speak about the lack of education for children in emerging countries. He wanted to help make a difference. He decided to self-publish his first book “Medieval Mystery” and went door to door telling his story and selling his book. He then launched his second book “George & Madeline & The Chinese Dragon vs the Pirates” at Chapters, Guelph in October, 2013. In September, 2014 he was honoured as the youngest author to read at one of the most well-known writers festivals in Canada, the Eden Mills Writing Festival.  In 2016 he wrote his first teen murder mystery, “Murders in Maine”. To date he has raised over $10,000 selling his books. This money he has raised has gone to fund his first project to build a school with Free the Children in Kenya, Africa. The profits from Murders in Maine will continue this important work.

For info on Zachary Collins visit www.zacharycollinsbooks.ca



When two teenage boys accidentally stumble upon a murder scene in a dark forest, they quickly turn from innocent bystanders to suspected murderers, on the run from the law.  They are in search of one simple thing which turns out to be very elusive…. the truth. Through cities, towns and forests, they uncover clues that take them one step closer to finding the real murderer. Will they find justice? Will they ever return home?  

 Murders in Maine is a novel written by Zachary Collins, a Canadian teenager with an impressive imagination.  Murders in Maine is a fast paced and engaging story full of fear, excitement, trepidation and relief. 





The profit from every book sold is given to Free the Children to fund the building of schools in emerging countries. Each dollar raised moves us closer to every child having access to education around the globe. Turning access to education from a privilege to a right is what has motivated Zachary to turn his ideas into pages. Donate today