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.

Aboard a haunted house

Do you dream about houses? I do, quite often. When we dream about a dwelling it might represent our Being, our Self, our Soul, according to Jungian psychology. Which might [...]

By |2022-10-22T08:41:38-07:00October 22nd, 2022|Water Ghosts|Comments Off on Aboard a haunted house

On the Road in the 21st Century

The best road trips aren't planned, they just happen. Jack Kerouac's On the Road seems to just happen; he writes in an episodic, stream-of-consciousness burst of life. Kerouac is a [...]

By |2022-10-20T10:04:03-07:00October 20th, 2022|book recommendations, books, coming-of-age fiction, fictional memoir, on the road|Comments Off on On the Road in the 21st Century

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 [...]

By |2022-04-25T10:26:11-07:00April 25th, 2022|book recommendations, books, coming-of-age fiction, historical fiction, Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, research, what inspires me|Comments Off on Best Bios about 18th & 19th century crossdressers

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
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