Nebraska Authors

Blake Collingsworth

Born 1963

Collingsworth is a successful homebuilder in Lincoln and has performed in stage plays. He wrote the book Josh the Baby Otter with his wife, Kathy, after the tragic drowning of their son Joshua in their backyard swimming pool. The Collingsworths have traveled the country promoting water safety in their son's memory.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction


Children's Literature; Water Safety


Undergraduate Studies in Music, 1982-1984, Union College, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

Lancaster Homes, Lincoln, NE
Cameron Townhomes, Lincoln, NE
Lancaster Development, LLC, Lincoln, NE
Tuscany Townhomes LLC, Lincoln, NE


Nebraska Children's Homes Society, Board of Trustees Member
National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Vice President
The Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, Founder and President


Josh: The Baby Otter: A Tale Promoting Water Safety for Children. 2009.

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