Keith Skinner

About me

Keith Skinner writes memoir, fiction, essays, and travel narrative. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, Lit House Press, Woven Tale Press, and Berkeleyside. His WIP, his debut novel, is set in a 19th century Mendocino County frontier lumber town.

From my website

Inside the Tower: Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House

"A chill rippled across my skin as I realized that we were standing in that very room and the bed before me was the subject of the poem — the death-bed in 'The Bed by the Window.' Robinson Jeffers had written the poem as a young man shortly after building…

Uncovering 1866 Greenwood — Mendocino County Frontier Town

The random discovery of an 1866 survey map allows a historical novelist to better reconstruct the frontier town of Greenwood (Elk, CA) along the Mendocino Coast. Continue Reading → The post Uncovering 1866 Greenwood — Mendocino County Frontier Town appeared first on Keith Skinner, Author. ©2013 "Keith Skinner, Author". Use…

Native Americans of the Redwood Coast

When lumber mills first began sprouting up along the 19th century Mendocino coast, Native Americans were still a constant presence. Many indigenous place names were adopted by settlers and remain with us to this day. Others have faded into obscurity. We know, for instance, that the area now known as…

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