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 a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist

Foreword Reviews Finalist — Water Ghosts Today, Old Salt Press is pleased to announce Water Ghosts has been recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, in the Young Adult category. Here is the complete list: Each year, Foreword Reviews shines…

Yankee Moon — a prologue

Aboard His Majesty’s frigate Richmond October, 1765 At sea, off the coast of the colony of Virginia   Brian Dalton nursed a fat head. Belowdecks in the gunroom, sipping his second cup of coffee, the Richmond’s gunner stared vacantly at the jumble of initials carved into the tabletop, summoning the…

Weymouth’s First Maritime Literary Festival March 12-13 2016

I’m looking forward to attending England’s first maritime literary festival and meeting up with many of my nautical writer friends and acquaintances, and hopefully making new ones. Organized by James Farquharson, the event will be taking place the weekend of March 12-13, 2016 at The Royal Dorset Yacht Club and…

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