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

The Jackass Hill Mystery

He’d been silent, the other man at the bar, gazing into his glass of whiskey before growing animated at the mention of Mark Twain. “I met Twain one time, you know, out near Jackass Hill.” “You look pretty good for a hundred and fifty years old,” I said in jest,…

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…

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