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Creative Writing: San Francisco

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Creative Writing: San Francisco

San Francisco Writers Conference February 2016

As you know, there’s nothing I love more than a good writer’s conference, and no city I love more than San Francisco — so I’m doubly excited to be prepping for the 13th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference next month. The “city that can” is one of the settings in my four-generation historical murder mystery, After The Rising and Before the Fall, chosen for the sexual and social liberation it brings to the main character, Jo Devereux, who emigrates there in the 1980s. (The rest of the book is set in rural Ireland and you can buy the new two-books-in-one edition below.) While there, I’ll be…

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Creative Writing: Behind the books, San Francisco

Only in San Francisco

I’m awake in the middle of the San Francisco night, maybe because my body’s still on London time, maybe because the moon is shining in the window. No matter. As always, I’m over-the-moon delighted to be here.   My relationship with this city began before I ever came here, with TV images and information leaking across the Atlantic from America to Ireland: The peace and love, long hair and free spirits of the hippie movement were a flow of fresh air to a child growing up in the caustic silence of late 1960s rural Ireland. San Francisco’s role as the epicenter…

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