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

Yankee Moon — Chapter 2

Yankee Moon is a a work in progress. Told as a memoir, the book is from the viewpoint of 20 year old Patricia, who has taken a dead man’s identity and lives as Patrick MacPherson. It takes place in Rhode Island, St. Croix, Havana — and aboard a merchant schooner…

Yankee Moon — Chapter One

Book 3 of Patricia MacPherson’s Nautical Adventures In which Patricia becomes captain of her own ship. Providence, Rhode Island From the Providence Gazette; October 13, 1765: Last evening, well after dark, a straw man was erected and subsequently set ablaze on the front doorstep of the house newly occupied by…

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…

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