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Troubleshooter

Troubleshooter
  • Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

The leader of one of the country’s most violent biker gangs, Den Laurey should have been behind bars. But thanks to a daring escape on an L.A. freeway, several deputy marshals are dead and Laurey is riding free. Deputy...

Turning Point

Turning Point
  • Author(s): Danielle Steel
  • Location(s): Paris, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From San Francisco to Paris, four talented trauma doctors are given a life-changing opportunity in this gripping medical drama by Danielle Steel. Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest emergency room. With his ex-wife and daughters...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author(s): Anna Wiener
  • Location(s): San Francisco, Silicon Valley
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

At twenty-five years old, Anna Wiener was beginning to tire of her assistant job in New York publishing. There was no room to grow, and the voyeuristic thrill of answering someone else’s phone had worn thin. Within a year...

Under the Almond Trees

Under the Almond Trees
  • Author(s): Linda Ulleseit
  • Location(s): Northern California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Three women. Three unprecedented dreams. One learns independence when she is widowed and must lead men. Another desires a career in a man’s field. The third wants only a traditional family—until her husband refuses to pay for their daughter’s...

Unscripted

Unscripted
  • Author(s): Claire Handscombe
  • Location(s): London, Cambridge, Pasadena
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2010s

Nobody is a bigger fan of actor Thomas Cassidy than Libby is. Nobody. That’s why she’s totally going to marry him. She is going to write a novel, name the main character after Thom, and find a way to...

Vagablonde

Vagablonde
  • Author(s): Anna Dorn
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Prue is a 30-year-old attorney who wants two things, the first is to live without psychotropic medication, and the second is to experience success as a rap artist. Her life is good on paper: she has an easy government...

War and Millie McGonigle

War and Millie McGonigle
  • Author(s): Karen Cushman
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1941, WW2

The Newbery Award-winning author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife’s Apprentice tells a heartfelt and humorous story of WWII on the homefront. Millie McGonigle lives in sunny California, where her days are filled with beach and surf. It...

Watch Him Die

Watch Him Die
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modn

ONLY ONE PERSON CAN SAVE YOU. AND HE WANTS YOU DEAD.  The LAPD find a man dead at home. Nothing suggests foul-play but elements of the victim’s house show that something is deeply wrong. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, DI Rachel...

Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear
  • Author(s): Janelle Brown
  • Location(s): Desolation Wilderness
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan–a Berkeley mom with an enviable life–went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot....

Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me
  • Author(s): Nina Lacour
  • Location(s): Northern California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Paranormal
  • Era(s): Modern

Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about...

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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