Keith Skinner

About me

Keith Skinner was born in Phoenix, raised on a farm in Ohio, and has spent most of his adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes memoir, fiction, essays, and travel narrative. His travel pieces have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and Travelers’ Tales. He is currently at work on his first novel, The Relentless Harvest, a story set along the nineteenth century Mendocino County coast where a lumber boom brings together three young lives.

From my website

William Walker: American President of Nicaragua

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed some of the backstory material I’d uncovered while researching how the protagonist of my story would travel from St. Louis to San Continue Reading → The post William Walker: American President of Nicaragua appeared first on Keith Skinner: Writer. ©2013 "Keith Skinner,…

Nicaragua: Expressway to California Gold

During the California gold rush in the mid-1800s, Nicaragua provided a reliable shortcut across Central America, but there were a few troubling challenges. Continue Reading → The post Nicaragua: Expressway to California Gold appeared first on Keith Skinner: Writer. ©2013 "Keith Skinner, Author". Use of this feed is for personal…

Book Review: Timber Rose

J. L. Oakley is an excellent writer. She's adept at constructing a world from the past and taking us there. This story of a privileged woman determined to claim her autonomy, to be a modern woman and live on equal footing in a world still dominated by men, has many…

 
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