My Role Model

Who is my career role model? Not any of the bestselling authors I have read. It’s not Twain, Hemmingway, or Cussler — but a product of Warner Brothers Studios. More than any writer, Wile E. Coyote possesses the attributes every author needs.


Wile E. constantly comes up with fresh ideas to achieve his goals, learns from his mistakes, and moves forward. Not afraid of technology, he sees it offering new ways to become more productive. He lives on the cutting edge.

Driven to Succeed

Wile E.’s desire to succeed allows him to overlook the odds. Where others give up, he never takes his eye off the prize or allows failure to cause him to shift his goals. He believes he will ultimately succeed.

Increasing in Knowledge

Though Wile E. lives a solitary existence, he consults with others. He not only seeks advice from the folks at Acme, but his extensive library includes such works as How to Build a Burmese Tiger Trap, Hunting Birds, The History of Speed, and How to Sail.

Inspired by Rejection

Wile E. Coyote never gives up. He takes risks that seem illogical to those with mathematical minds, knowing risks can provide the greatest rewards. So he sees rejection as just another challenge.

Anyone in the creative field crashes and burns more than those who take normal routes through life. Yet if we truly believe in our message, we press forward. Our stories are worth the pain of trying to get them to the public.

Like Wile E. Coyote, we constantly try to capture the prize. Even a lifetime of rejections can’t keep us from what we feel called to do.

Ace Collins has penned more than fifty books, including biographies of Evel Knievel, Bette Midler, Pam Tillis, and The Dixie Chicks, as well as how-to books, a historical children series, and two best-sellers with one of the biggest stars in the history of entertainment: Lassie. His recent novels include Darkness Before Dawn and The Yellow Packard. Visit him at

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