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A Message to Your Heart

A Message to Your Heart
  • Author(s): Niamh Greene
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Niamh Greene’s delightful fifth novel A Message to Your Heart is an intriguing and heart-warming story for fans of the wise humour of Catherine Alliott and the modern day fairytales of Cecelia Ahern. Throw in Niamh’s unique brand of...

Afraid of the Light

Afraid of the Light
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, California
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness and The MomentBrendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he’s a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because...

Agency

Agency
  • Author(s): William Gibson
  • Location(s): London, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Dystopian, Thriller, Time Slip

San Francisco, 2017. Clinton’s in the White House, Brexit never happened – and Verity Jane’s got herself a new job. They call Verity ‘the app-whisperer,’ and she’s just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called...

All Involved

All Involved
  • Author(s): Ryan Gattis
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn’t even carry a gun. And...

American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine
  • Author(s): Matthew Specktor
  • Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Beau Rosenwald – overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic – arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most...

Big Sur

Big Sur
  • Author(s): Jack Kerouac
  • Location(s): Big Sur
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half 20th Century

In 1960 Jack Kerouac was near breaking point. Driven mad by constant press attention in the wake of the publication of On the Road, he needed to ‘get away to solitude again or die’, so he withdrew to a cabin...

China Dolls

China Dolls
  • Author(s): Lisa See
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Lae 1930s

It’s 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco’s Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls...

Cinnamon Kiss

Cinnamon Kiss
  • Author(s): Walter Mosley
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1960s

It is the Summer of Love, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armoured car. it’s further outside the law than Easy has ever travelled, but his daughter needs medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can borrow...

Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune
  • Author(s): Isabel Allende
  • Location(s): California, Chile
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century

A magnificent sweeping tale from the international bestselling author of ‘The House of the Spirits’. Set in Anglophile Chile and goldrush California during the middle years of the nineteenth century, this magnificent romance tells the story of English foundling...

Decanting a Murder

Decanting a Murder
  • Author(s): Nadine Nettmann
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Can Katie Solve a Case of Chateau Murdeaux? Katie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for Sommelier Certification with her blind tasting group. The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her...

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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