C.H. Colman is a children's author who has published three books:
THE BALD EAGLE'S VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 2006.
FLAKED OUT: THE STORY OF COD AND NEWFOUNDLAND, 2011.
AMUNDSEN OF THE ARCTICS, 2011.
(Adapted from Charlesbridge Publishing)
A former business executive, Colman left the corporate world to write full-time for children.
Though Colman was already a published business author, the prospect of writing for children did not occur to him until his daughter's teacher suggested it. After speaking to his daughter's first grade class about his experience living in Uganda as a child, the teacher suggested he write his experiences down.
"After that, I couldn't stop writing for kids," said Colman.
His favorite topic to write about is history, an interest that was instilled and cultivated by his parents. His father was a professor of political philosophy and his mother was a professor of medieval history. Colman family dinner conversations never lacked interest and emphasized the understanding of various viewpoints.
His first two children's books are a wonderful blend of Colman's love of history and his love of stamps.
An avid philatelist, Colman began collecting stamps at age five when he and his family moved to Uganda and received letters from around the world.
"I began collecting stamps because I loved imagining the events detailed in those tiny pictures," he said. "For me, stamps are not only collectible works of art, but they provide insights into the history and cultures of our planet." Colman expanded his collection when he moved to Newfoundland from Uganda at the age of eight.
He hopes The Bald Eagle's View of American History and Flaked Out: The Story of Cod and Newfoundland will teach readers about the different perspectives of U.S. and Newfoundland history, the impact of humans on wildlife, and of course, spark a desire to start a stamp collection so that they can embark on one of life's best journeys. Amundsen of the Arctics is a biography, without stamps, that explores the exciting life and controversies of the famous Norwegian explorer.
C. H. Colman and his family live in Ohio and Ontario.