Linda Collison

About me

I was born in Baltimore but I keep moving westward. I’ve raised children, worked more than a decade as a registered nurse, taught skydiving, studied history, and sailed many nautical miles with Bob, my husband.

I first knew I wanted to be a writer in second grade. But then again I wanted to be a lot of things — including a musician, an actress, an oceanographer, a horse trainer, a dancer. I still do. The cool thing about writing is you can be anything you want, you can change careers whenever.

Star-Crossed (Knopf; 2006) was my first published novel, followed by Surgeon’s Mate; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series (Fireship Press; 2011). Barbados Bound (a revised Star-Crossed, now out of print with Knopf) will be published in 2012 by Fireship Press as book one of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series. I’m working on book three of the series, which I hope will be published in 2012.

From my website

Intrepid Dragon II; inspiration for a scary novel

  Intrepid Dragon II under full sail, in better times Water Ghosts began, not with a plot or a character, but with a setting – an old junk moored at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on Oahu. The first time I saw her was after Bob and I had…

Status update: Still in labor after 30 days!

Today, November 30, is the last day of National Novel Writing Month and I have not completed my novel, not even close.  Although I didn’t officially register for the event this year, I did make the commitment to write a novel of at least 55,000 words during the month of…

Why make an audiobook?

How we Write; a series of guest posts about the art, craft, and business of writing             Today my guest is Seymour Hamilton, author of the Astreya Trilogy, an historical fantasy adventure in a maritime setting. Seymour and I have been discussing the pros and…

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