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

Water Ghosts, the cover

Here it is, the cover the professional design team came up with, based on my suggestions, and targeting a young adult audience. I really appreciate my writer friends who critiqued the novel and provided me with feedback, pre-publication. Writing is not nearly as solitary as it seems; writers learn from…

Looking for Redfeather wins Spotlight Award

Looking for Redfeather (Fiction House, Ltd.) has been named the Spring recipient of Literary Fiction Book Review’s Spotlight Award. A full review and author interview will follow. Literary fiction has always been my favorite form of literature. I love the imagery well-crafted words create; I read to find human experience…

Evolution of a book cover

What is the purpose of a book cover?  What does each of these say to the potential reader? Which do you like, and why? A special thanks to Seymour Hamilton, author of the Astreya Trilogy, Margaret Muir, author of many books including The Black Thread, Uncanny, and Under Admiralty Orders;…

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