Linda Collison's composite career has included registered nurse, skydiving instructor, author, writing coach and marketer. In the past she served as director of marketing and script writer for a small audiovisual production company based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Linda’s articles and award-winning stories have been published in a variety of magazines and she has authored six books, to date. In 1992 Linda married Bob Russell, a fellow adventurer she met skydiving. Bob introduced Linda to sailing and together they’ve journeyed thousands of nautical miles on their own sailboat and as crew members aboard the Bark Endeavour, a replica of Captain James Cook’s famous ship. These experiences inspired numerous published articles and Linda’s historical novel Star-Crossed, a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age 2007. Looking for Redfeather, her most recent novel, was a Foreword Reviews finalist for Indie Book of the Year 2014, and has been adapted as a stage play.
Awards and Recognition
- Foreword Reviews finalist for Indie Book of the Year 2014
- New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age 2007 (Star-Crossed; Knopf)
- Maui Writers Conference Grand Prize 1996