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

Book Review: A New Ina Coolbrith Biography

Aleta George spent ten years pouring over newspaper and journal clippings, diaries, literary works, and even Coolbrith’s scrapbook to unearth the quotes, observations and insights that provide an intimate look into the relationships and events that shaped this remarkable woman, one who actively tried to avoid such exposure. It is…

2015 Solas Awards: “Breathe In” Takes Silver

"Breathe In," a story of discovery in the small Tuscan town of Montisi, wins the 2015 Solas Silver Award for Travel and shopping. Continue Reading → The post 2015 Solas Awards: “Breathe In” Takes Silver appeared first on Keith Skinner: Writer. ©2013 "Keith Skinner, Author". Use of this feed is…

Nathaniel Smith: Black Pioneer of the Mendocino Coast

Even by the mid-1850s, trouble was brewing for people of color in California. There were frequent skirmishes between settlers and the local Pomo communities. Chivalry Democrats, who were pro-slavery Southern sympathizers, passed California's own version of the Fugitive Slave Act and, by 1870, would take aim at the large Chinese…

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