Tag Archives: San Francisco

Loma Prieta Memory: Reading Pinter by Candlelight

(Note: I lived through Loma Prieta in 1989, which is now, incredibly, 30 years ago. The first section of this essay was written in 1999, on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake.) I’d been in San Francisco for a little over a … Continue reading

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Summer Has Started

It would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd birthday today. Enjoy a listen to his inimitable voice. He manages to bring out the poetry in Waffle House. Today is a day to remember him with love. Today would have been Anthony … Continue reading

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Summer/Winter Sale on Smashwords

It’s nearly the end of June, so I enrolled a few of my books in the annual Smashwords Summer/Winter sale! Although the “winter” part of the name refers to the Southern Hemisphere, it could also refer to summer in San … Continue reading

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New Book on Preorder: Elsie Street

I have a new book coming out in September! It’s called Elsie Street and it’s a contemporary MM romance set in San Francisco. This is my third book, and although I have lived in S.F. since 1988, it’s the first … Continue reading

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Review: On the Move, A Life by Oliver Sacks

When I first got acquainted with the neurologist Oliver Sacks and his work, it was through Awakenings, both the book and the movie. I was a young woman then and Oliver Sacks was someone to look up to. He also … Continue reading

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Now on Pre-order: It’s Not You, It’s Me

Just a note to say that my 14,000 -word memoir, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” is on pre-order right now at Amazon and will be released September 21! I wrote this memoir about two years after a devastating breakup with … Continue reading

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HBO’s Looking

Originally posted on The Lone Writer: Shannon Yarbrough:
Did you watch the premiere of HBO’s new show, Looking, last night?  If so, what did you think? I had high hopes for it only because there hasn’t been a good “gay…

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That Lonely, Sinking Feeling

When I look back on my life here in San Francisco I am amazed at all the changes the city has been through and that I have been through in the city. Somehow it seems hard to separate my emotional … Continue reading

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