Linda Collison


Novelist, short story and screenwriter. "I write because I can't sing."

Author of Friday Night Knife & Gun Club - a series of short, nurse noir stories set in a dystopian American West.

Linda Collison's first published novel, Star-Crossed (Knopf), was chosen by the New York Public Library to be among the Books for the Teen Age - 2007. The coming-of-age novels Looking for Redfeather and Water Ghosts were finalists in Foreword Review's Indie Book of the Year. Her novel Blue Moon Luck won the erstwhile Maui Writers Conference grand prize for fiction in 1996.

Linda is also the author of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, based on Star-Crossed. She has worked as a freelance magazine writer, a registered nurse in critical care and emergency medicine, a skydiving instructor, a volunteer firefighter, and a mother. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction has won awards from Honolulu Magazine, Southwest Writers Magazine, Maui Writers, and the National Student Nurses Society.

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Nurses' Knife & Gun Club
A series of short fiction -- nurse-noir urban dramas set in a dystopian American Wild West.


Blue Moon Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,130. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Chance and Tollie are West Virginia boys coming of age in the 1980's; fast friends who smoke weed, drink beer, play in a country-western band and talk about living their imagined REAL life as rock stars. Sure, everybody wants to be a rock star -- but what are the odds? Is it talent, luck, or something else that leads one of them out of West Virginia on the road to the musical Promised Land?
Holiday on Planet Jolieterre; a Nova Skylar Space Nurse Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Nova Skylar is tired of her dead end job as cruise ship nurse aboard the Entitled, an interstellar pleasure vessel. She’s looking forward to a long-awaited vacation on Jolieterre with her human lover when an attack by space pirates ruins her plans. Fiction/short story/sci-fi/satire
Looking for Redfeather
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Looking for Redfeather" is a twenty-first century, coming-of-age story featuring Ramie, Chas and LaRoux --three runaway teens from various parts of the United States who meet up by chance and go on the road looking for an Apache named Redfeather, a musician who Ramie believes to be his father. Life is a highway, but this ain't Jack Kerouac's road trip!
Friday Night Knife and Gun Club
Series: Nurses' Knife & Gun Club. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Alternative history
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the night shift a lot of bad shit goes down. This short story takes place in a dystopian New American West where no gun control exists and healthcare is controlled by the for-profit insurance companies. Tonight Kit Carson, RN, has the worst shift ever. Read 'em and weep. First in a series of nurse noir fictional memoir by L.S. Collison, RN.

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