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I write adventure

Born in Baltimore, Linda Collison moved west as a young woman cobbling together a composite career that has included nursing, parenting, teaching skydiving, freelance writing, volunteer firefighting, and other occupations. Linda and her husband, Bob Russell (they met skydiving) wrote two guidebooks in the 1990s based on their travel adventures. The husband-and-wife team has sailed many blue water miles together, aboard their sloop Topaz, based in Hawaii. Their three-week sailing experience aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook’s 18th century ship, inspired Linda to write Star-Crossed, a nautical historical novel published by Knopf. The New York Public Library chose Star-Crossed as one of the Books for the Teen Age — 2007.

Postcard from Tucson

Here we are in Tucson, Arizona...  Wish you were here! Nothing like a hole-in-the-wall diner to cure a Sunday morning hang-over.  Note the bullet hole in the window next to the [...]

Farewell, Tom Grundner

I am shocked and saddened over the sudden death of Tom Grundner; author, publisher and senior editor of Fireship Press. Last year Dr. Grundner, better known to all asTom, found [...]

A thrilling YouTube video — and some sobering thoughts…

A tallship experience for Coast Guard cadets                  I first saw this YouTube video on The Fiddeye Guide, Joe Follansbye's remarkable website,  an encyclopedia for the lover of American maritime history.   [...]

Writing the amputation scene

Skeletons reveal sailors' grisly deaths  (from Maritime Great Britain) Based on recent studies done on skeletons exhumed from three naval graveyards in Britain it was determined that roughly 6 percent of sailors who [...]

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