Originally from Tennessee, CK Collins moved to Middletown just last year and found the perfect place to write her first book. Right Shift Effect: Power to Unjam is a creative nonfiction memoir highlighting great advice from friends all over the world.
Mentioning Kelly in her book, Collins shares stories from her life before and after the divorce, as well as interviews with nine other women who faced major life challenges.
“This book is a paying off effort, sharing with the reader all the great advice I’ve been given after a major life change,” Gilfillan said.
“Hearing interviews firsthand from my friends allows the reader to connect with them, read their stories and absorb life-changing advice for me.”
Collectively, Collins and his friends hope to give the reader ideas for a way back to their own happiness. He describes this book as the moon that reflects the love light of others.
The interviews include stories of pain and renewal that come from many forms of loss, including the loss of friendship, the loss of a child, a spouse, and a marriage. Their unifying hope is that readers will find their way, strength, and joy as they read their stories.
Collins settled in Middletown to write a four-part series with the next book focusing on the impact of solo travel on her life. She will share stories about her adventures, the people she met along the way, and what she learned from each culture.
“Living by the ocean was a lifetime dream, and walking on the beach every day was the perfect setting for me to outline my books,” Collins said.
“The setting in Newport and Middletown is an inspiration, not just for the books, but for how I want to live my life. The island feels like home.”
Collins was an award-winning broadcaster and owner of a hyperlocal news publishing company in the Nashville, TN area. He retired from the industry by selling his company in 2021.
Believing that travel nurtures the soul and develops the heart and mind, Collins embarked on a two-year leave voyage that included a 30-day cruise to the Grand Canyon in Utah, Arizona, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Portugal, Spain, Italy and. Rally from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico.
Collins climbed the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in France and Spain in 2018, part of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire in 2019, and his second Camino (or spiritual hike) in Portugal in 2022.
Feeling stuck? So was CK Collins, aka Kelly.
After suffering a significant loss more than five years ago, Collins was searching for a new life, new joy, and new love. He chose to work hard to get better and found a new path to empowerment. She chose to swipe right for herself (and she flirted a bit too).
The Right Shift Effect was born out of gratitude for all the support and wisdom Collins shared during her divorce recovery process. She shares stories from her personal journey and, more importantly, also interviews ten special friends who share their hearts and times.
Collectively, they hope to give the reader ideas for a way to get back to their own happiness. Collins describes this book as the moon that reflects the love light of others.
The interviews contain stories of pain and renewal from many types of loss. Their unifying hope is that you will find your way, your strength, and your joy as you read their stories.
Each chapter also includes a story-linked Empowerment Practice so the reader can work through their own life challenges.
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More About the Author
CK Collins, aka Kelly, was an award-winning broadcaster and owner of a local news publishing company in the Nashville, TN area. He retired from the industry by selling his company in 2021.
Believing that travel nourishes the soul and develops the heart and mind, Kelly embarked on a two-year leave voyage that included trips to the Grand Canyon, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Portugal, Spain, Italy and a 30-day cruise in Utah, Arizona. Rally from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico.
In 2018 Kelly climbed the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in France and Spain, part of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire in 2019, and his second Camino (or spiritual hike) in Portugal in 2022.
Kelly He grew up in Nashville, TN and currently resides in Middletown, Rhode Island and is writing the first book in a four-part series, The Swipe Right Effect.
Kelly raised her three daughters while traveling around the country for work. She has lived in Mississippi, Alabama, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Texas and moved back to Tennessee in 2001 she. Kelly is proud of her three grown daughters and their partners and travels to spend time with them as often as possible.