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

Women on board

Transgenders serving on ships is nothing new. I’ve long been interested in women on ships in the Age of Sail — particularly women posing as men, passing as men, doing what was considered men’s work. This interest arose when I signed aboard HM Bark Endeavour, a sailing replica of Captain…

Rhode Island on the horizon

Shipping News: Rhode Island Rendezvous, Book Three of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventures, scheduled to arrive in port September 1, 2017. Newport Rhode Island: 1765 The Seven Years War is over but unrest in the American colonies is just heating up…  Maintaining her disguise as a young man, Patricia is…

Let’s make a book trailer!

I don’t know if video book trailers sell more books; I rather doubt it.  The real value of making a book trailer is for the writer herself. The process forces the writer to condense her novel to an intriguing, concise visual synopsis, sixty seconds or less. The purpose of a…

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