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 Summer Give-Away on Amazon

Welcome aboard the Good Fortune, a traditional Chinese junk bound for a summer adventure (or, misadventure) cruise in the equatorial Pacific, with seven disaffected, troubled teens aboard (and a number of water ghosts.) Old Salt Press is giving away 12 paperback copies via  Every third player will win until…

How do you say Power in Chinese?

Last week at the Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America, a delegation of five hundred Chinese government officials and government-controlled publishers were feted as the guests of honor. Meanwhile, blocks away, on the steps of the New York Public Library, a number of ex-pat Chinese…

Water Ghosts at the BEA

Here we are in New York City at the Book Expo America, Bob and I. Today we’re looking forward to having lunch with Rick Spilman, fellow author and founder of Old Salt Press, whose imprint Water Ghosts bears.  Spilman’s book The Shantyman just received a starred review from Kirkus, no…

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