The making of THE CATCH
Once a year, I revisit the book and movie versions of my two favorite Jane Austen novels: Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth version). This annual ritual provided the inspiration for THE CATCH, a novel about redemption and third chances.
Writing fiction has always been my way of learning about the world. It was no different with THE CATCH. In order to (hopefully) sound like I know what I'm writing about, I took several trips to Pier 45, the last working pier in San Francisco. I extensively interviewed the fishermen and toured the fish processing plants there. I also interviewed people in the restaurant and legal industries.
In the process, I fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area that I now call home.