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More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman

More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman
  • Author(s): Joe Cawley
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2000s

British couple decamp from the North of England to Tenerife.

Putting Right the Past

Putting Right the Past
  • Author(s): Ian Wilfred
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Carole Harding is in her 50s. She divorced her husband after he cheated on her with a prostitute. She hated her life – working in a Bristol supermarket – and the only exciting thing she’d done was to go...

Too Much Trouble in Paradise

Too Much Trouble in Paradise
  • Author(s): Michelle Betham
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne, Tenerife
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Molly Parker is a DWAG – a darts wife and girlfriend. Or rather, she’s an ex-DWAG after divorcing Paul “Bad Lad” Parker, a professional darts player and the self-pronounced Geordie pantomime villain of the sport, after catching him aiming...

Under Suspicion

Under Suspicion
  • Author(s): Helen and Morna Mulgray (the Mulgray Twins)
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 2000s

DJ Smith, Undercover investigator for HM Revenue & Customs, is sent to Tenerife to infiltrate a money-laundering organisation run by Ambrose Vanheusen, a ruthless criminal with an obsession for his Persian cat, Samarkand Black Prince. DJ’s passport into Vanheusen’s...

Holiday in the Hills

Holiday in the Hills
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

How do you write a romance novel with a broken heart? Ivy is suffering from writer’s block after a disastrous affair with her (now ex) publisher. Her agent suggests an extended holiday to get her writing career back on...

Sun, Sea and Sangria

Sun, Sea and Sangria
  • Author(s): Victoria Cooke
  • Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria), Las Vegas, Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing...

Sunrise on the Coast

Sunrise on the Coast
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her mother, Sophie needs to get away from it all. On a much-needed break to Tenerife, she stumbles across a Help Wanted sign for local pensioner, Hugo, and on a...

Tenerife Tall Tales

Tenerife Tall Tales
  • Author(s): Tony Thorne, MBE
  • Location(s): Tenerife
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

A collection of short stories that have Tenerife as the common link

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021