Ivory Coast Setting

Had dinner at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf with a friend and his family. I learned about the dust clouds, the high humidity, the unpaved streets, the beach, the culture, and now I’m inspired to use Africa’s Ivory Coast  for a short story setting.


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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

5 thoughts on “Ivory Coast Setting”

    1. Hi Sheri, The fog rolled in the night we were there and the view from the windows at the restaurant was spectacular. Our friend from the Ivory Coast said at certain times of the year, the sand cloud that moves in looks like the fog bank we saw, but the sand filters into everything. I’m glad we have fog and not sand.


  1. I plan to use San Francisco for a novel’s setting. However, my setting will be less touristy, less iconic S.F. It will be a crime thriller set in the Mission District.

    San Francisco provides so many fascinating spots to consider as background for a short story or even a full-length novel. We recently visited the Mosaic Stairs. Until a short while ago I didn’t even know they existed.


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