Bonnie Collins is a West Virginia storyteller who lives in Doddridge County, West Virginia. She is co-author of Rocks in My Pocket. Mrs. Collins has received several awards: Vandalia Award, Sammy Award, Distinguished West Virginian Award, and the Good Samaritan Award for a lifetime of service to mankind.
Collins was interviewed on All Things Considered, National Public Radio, Saturday, May 27, 2006, while serving as a judge at the WV Liars Contest (at age 90). The web page "Tall Tales from West Virginia's Top 'Liars'" at NPR.org contains audio and photos, including humorous tales told by Lepp and Collins and Bill Lepp.
"O Soldier, Soldier"
West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature in AppLit