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.

Kimberley Reeman’s Dark Wisdom

Spouses and lovers are more than muses. Sometimes they function as silent partners in the creation, freely allowing their mate the needed time and space to work. As silent partners [...]

Women Aboard: Meriem Jo Ann Boussoauoar at the helm

Meet Meriem Jo Ann Boussouar -- novice sailor, boat owner, Gold Star mother, and grandmother. After my son, Sgt Kyle Thomas, was killed while serving in the military, I had [...]

By |2019-07-23T09:46:21-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Women Aboard, women sailors|Comments Off on Women Aboard: Meriem Jo Ann Boussoauoar at the helm

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 [...]

By |2019-04-12T01:30:24-07:00April 12th, 2019|humor, Kit Carson's Knife & gun Club, Nurse Noir, On writing, serialized fiction, short fiction, writing and publishing|Comments Off on Read ’em & weep: Sunday Night Knife & Gun Club

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
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