About Colleen

December 7th, 2009


Colleen Murray Fisher was raised in Marlette, Michigan—a small city with a big heart. Having many wonderful teachers throughout her life, Colleen knew that she always wanted to work with children. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University and has been teaching elementary children for eighteen years. She is a self-taught artist who enjoys using her talents to make her students smile and enhance their learning experience.  Colleen and her loving husband, Jason, reside in southeastern Michigan. Together they have two beautiful children, Sofie and Sam, from Ethiopia.

Colleen wrote and illustrated The One and Only Bernadette P. McMullen, a USA News Best Books Finalist.  She also wrote Miss Martin is a Martian which was chosen as the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal Association’s “Children’s Book of the Year.”  Miss Martin is a Martian also won a Notable Book Award and was named a Top Ten Summer Read by LeVar Burton.   In addition, she illustrated Oh No! Ah Yes!  (A Mom’s Choice Silver Medal Award Winner), I Can Dance, Too! (A Mom’s Choice Gold Medal Award Winner) and I Am Stumped (a first and second place Purple Dragonfly Award Winner, a Mom’s Choice Silver Medal Winner, and a Young Voices Gold and Silver Medal Winner).  All of her books are available through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


To contact Colleen Murray Fisher, please email:  ctmfisher75@gmail.com or write to:

Colleen Murray Fisher Books–8285 Woods Edge, White Lake, MI  48386