About lindacollison

Linda Collison is the author of the acclaimed historical novel STAR-CROSSED (Knopf; 2006) which led to the sequel, Surgeon's Mate; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series (Fireship Press). She is also a writer of magazine articles, essays, literary fiction and poetry. With her husband Bob Russell she co-authored two guidebooks: Rocky Mountain Wineries; a guide to the wayside vineyards, and Colorado Kids; a statewide family outdoor adventure guide (Pruett Publishing). . Linda has received awards from Honolulu Magazine and Southwest Writers Workshop. In 1996 she was awarded the Grand Prize from the Maui Writers Conference for her fiction. Star-Crossed, her first novel, published by Knopf, was chosen by the New York Public Library to be among the BOOKS FOR THE TEEN AGE -- 2007. Star-Crossed was the inspiration for Surgeon’s Mate; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series.

Read ’em & weep: Sunday Night Knife & Gun Club

You are hereby requested to appear at the Watering Hole Saloon, Sunday night at 9:00 pm. Come alone and come armed. ~  High Plains Vigilantes for American Justice My stomach [...]

Women Aboard!

Women have always been aboard ship. As passengers, girlfriends, and wives. As sailors, surgeons, nurses, helmsmen, and shipmasters. Women aboard — I got caught up in the history back in [...]

Writers’ Conferences — why I go.

Some go for the inspiration. Some, to improve their craft. Some go in hopes of finding an agent who will get them a six-figure advance and a three-book deal while [...]

By |2018-09-01T15:58:11-07:00September 1st, 2018|On writing, writers conferences, writing and publishing|Comments Off on Writers’ Conferences — why I go.

Nautical Historical Fiction — Getting it Right

Nautical readers and historical fiction writers, I'm pleased to be in good company with Alaric Bond and Antoine Vanner presenting a breakout session  at the Historical Novel Society Conference next [...]

By |2018-07-11T18:46:35-07:00July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nautical Historical Fiction — Getting it Right

Ariana Fraval is Patricia/Patrick MacPherson

Ariana Fraval is Patricia/Patrick MacPherson Announcing the release of the audiobook Barbados Bound Book 1 in the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventures performed and produced by Ariana Fraval Available for download [...]

By |2018-06-24T13:48:28-07:00June 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ariana Fraval is Patricia/Patrick MacPherson

Charleston — an inspiration for Keogh’s historical fiction

How We Write: The importance of place and time in storytelling Sometimes I think I could live on the road.  For me, travel is inspiring, invigorating, instructive, and necessary.  Particular [...]

By |2018-05-28T14:10:17-07:00May 25th, 2018|books, historical fiction, history, How We Write; a series of essays by guest authors, writing and publishing|Comments Off on Charleston — an inspiration for Keogh’s historical fiction

Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club

Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club: America's New Wild West A Kit Carson Knife & Gun Club story or My fictional dystopian memoirs   Episide 2, Saturday Night Knife & [...]

By |2018-05-25T02:08:27-07:00May 25th, 2018|fictional memoir, humor, Kit Carson's Knife & gun Club, Nurse Noir, serialized fiction|Comments Off on Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club

Kit Carson’s Knife & Gun Club – serialized pulp fiction for the night shift

Kit Carson, RN, is a hard-working nurse in America's New Wild West.  Kit Carson's Knife & Gun Club is a pastiche of a dime novel unfolding in connected short stories [...]

By |2018-05-25T02:09:57-07:00April 29th, 2018|Kit Carson's Knife & gun Club, Nurse Noir, serialized fiction|Comments Off on Kit Carson’s Knife & Gun Club – serialized pulp fiction for the night shift
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