All this year I’m documenting the writing, editing and publishing of Take A Look At Me Now – my fifth novel – giving you a unique, behind-the-scenes look at my life as a writer. Here is the second of the vlogs I made when Bob and I visited San Francisco to research Take A Look At Me Now…
In this episode you’ll see Union Square, Chinatown, the Financial District and the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park!
p.s. This week’s YouTube-nominated freeze-frame is entitled, ‘Hanging out in Union Square’…
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Apologies for the delay, but for the next couple of weeks I will be posting little snippets from the research trip I took with Bob to glorious San Francisco…
I’m posting a photo (or set of photos) each day, telling you about the location and where you can expect to find it in Book 5! And even though my new book is waiting for its title, you can actually pre-order it here (Waterstones) and here (The Book Depository) – I know, how crazy is that?
So, here’s the first photo – Bob and me at the giant heart painted by Tony Bennett:
Tony Bennett famously left his heart in San Francisco (we heard that song played everywhere, from a jazz player to a trumpeter, to a Chinese man playing it on a huquin in Chinatown). The photo was taken by a very friendly local man who told us Tony Bennett painted the heart. These heart statues are all across the city, raising money for a local hospital – and they’re all completely different. This heart is in Union Square – it’s surrounded by famous department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Macy’s and Nieman Marcos and you can see the statue of Victoria (Goddess of Victory) on the plinth in the centre.
And there are palm trees, which I loved!
More tomorrow, lovelies! xx