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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.

A video worth a thousand words

Gun drill aboard the U.S.S. Constitution  on YouTube!                                  Thanks to British author Alaric Bond for bringing to my attention this YouTube video of the firing of one of the cannons aboard the [...]

An interview with Bond; Alaric Bond.

I’m pleased to be under the same publishing house (or in this case, aboard the same publishing vessel -- Fireship Press) as historical naval fiction author  Alaric Bond, a man with a wry and [...]

Girls just wanna have fun — circumnavigating solo.

Teens have always been notorious risk-takers.   Still, it’s difficult for us to imagine our teenage daughters and sons setting out to sail alone around the world.  Yet the world was discovered, conquered, [...]

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