It is with great sadness to share that our storyteller, Tom Collins, passed away on August 29, 2023 at the age of 82. His last story “Cocktail Service” was shared in draft form and has been published posthumously.

Tom Collins is the author of all of our stories on the Applewood Manor Site, as well as some of the books you will see sprinkled throughout the inn. Tom is also the father of Stephen Collins, owner of Applewood Manor.

Author, Entrepreneur, and Epicurean the London-based publication Citytech called him an “outstanding individual and visionary” when M. Thomas (Tom) Collins was named as one of the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders in the legal community. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the US publication Law Technology News for his contribution to the use of technology in the legal community. Although now retired from the commercial world, he continues to write and speak on managing for excellence and pen his Mark Rollins adventure series of mysteries.

Tom Collins, The Applewood Manor
Tom Collins, The Applewood Manor


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