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.

Best Bios about 18th & 19th century crossdressers

As the author of the historical novel Star-Crossed, a title that plays on the practice of cross-dressing, I was asked by Ben Fox, founder of Shepherd.com to share my five [...]

Books that guided and inspired Patricia MacPherson

Thanks to Lisa Goodwin, the Women who Sail New England and the Between the Lines Book Club for inviting me to your discussion of The Surgeon's Mate!  As promised, here [...]

By |2022-03-12T20:40:10-07:00March 12th, 2022|author readings and other events, books, nautical history, Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, research, what inspires me|Comments Off on Books that guided and inspired Patricia MacPherson

Women Who Sail New England

This evening I've been invited to join Lisa Goodwin and Women Who Sail New England who will be discussing Surgeon's Mate; the second novel in Patricia MacPherson's Nautical Adventures. Looking [...]

In Utero

New moon over the ocean embryo low deep in the belly of the sky i feel your heartbeat in the tide i will soon die but you my ancient orb [...]

By |2022-01-04T21:02:01-07:00January 4th, 2022|poems|Comments Off on In Utero

New Year’s Eve gluttony; a poem

Say farewell to this stale old year sweet though she was at one time marvelous crunchy miracles mixed like crackerjacks with hard kernels of disappointment bad for the teeth I [...]

By |2022-01-01T12:41:42-07:00January 1st, 2022|memoir, poems|Comments Off on New Year’s Eve gluttony; a poem
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