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

Waking Up in Berkeley

It’s a typical weekday morning and at 5:30, the clock radio kicks in. Disoriented, foggy with sleep, I have yet to realize what I’m hearing. Will I be tazed by a screeching Sun Ra freestyle romp that will jangle me out of bed? Repeatedly nudged by Native American chants that…

Cuffey’s Cove — Birthplace of a Novel

How Cuffey's Cove, a once thriving town just north of Elk on the Mendocino coast that is now a ghost town with 3 cemeteries, became the inspiration for the historical novel, The Relentless Harvest. Continue Reading → The post Cuffey’s Cove — Birthplace of a Novel appeared first on Keith…

Alcatraz Lighthouse: 160 Luminous Years

The Alcatraz Lighthouse in San Francisco Bay was the first lighthouse built on the Pacific Coast. On June 1, 2014, it turned 160 years old. Or did it? Continue Reading → The post Alcatraz Lighthouse: 160 Luminous Years appeared first on Keith Skinner. ©2013 "Keith Skinner, Author". Use of this…

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