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The Death of Baseball

The Death of Baseball
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Tijuana, Jerusalem, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1973; 1982

Former Little League champion Kimitake “Clyde” Koba finds strength in the belief that he is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe as he struggles to escape the ghost of his brother and his alcoholic father. Born on Yom Kippur, teen...

Only to Sleep

Only to Sleep
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Mexico, California
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. Private Investigator Philip Marlowe – now in his seventy-second year – has been living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his...

Nine Birds Singing

Nine Birds Singing
  • Author(s): Edythe Anstey Hanen
  • Location(s): British Columbia, Mexico, Vancouver
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s to present day

Nine Birds Singing is a poignant coming-of-age story. Readers travel back to the swinging 60s in Vancouver with Maddie, a young woman breaking free of her religious upbringing. Follow Maddie’s journey from Vancouver, to Mexico, to the Gulf Islands...

Follow Me In

Follow Me In
  • Author(s): Katriona Chapman
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Graphic Novel
  • Era(s): Modern (early 2000s)

Recounting a life-changing trip to Mexico, Follow Me In is Kat Chapman’s memoir and coming-of-age story, interspersed with pages of her travel sketchbook and her explorations of the mosaic of cultural and bio-diversity that make Mexico such a special...

Everything We Keep

Everything We Keep
  • Author(s): Kerry Lonsdale
  • Location(s): Puerto Escondido
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller. A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones...

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out
  • Author(s): Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Location(s): Tulum
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re...

La Frontera

La Frontera
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In La Frontera, Sam Hawken illuminates the darkest sides of the illegal migration issue, the cost in human life and dignity for the border crossers and the thin line of defenders who stand against the tide on the American...

Descent

Descent
  • Author(s): Tom Dawn
  • Location(s): United Kingdom, Mexico, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A diver loses it all … his buddy, his job, his confidence and even his moral compass. Seeking escape, he falls into a world of unreality and his descent continues, until the only way out is forwards “Returning were...

A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia
  • Author(s): María Dueñas
  • Location(s): Jerez, Cuba (Republic of), Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1860s

1861. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World. Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors, or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family’s honour will...

Home Cook: Over 300 delicious fuss-free recipes

Home Cook: Over 300 delicious fuss-free recipes
  • Author(s): Thomasina Miers
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Food and Drink
  • Era(s): 2017

‘To me, home cooking means having fun with great ingredients without having to spend a fortune. It means spending some time, but not all the time, cooking nourishing flavoursome food. This book includes all my kitchen essentials and they...

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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