Peter Kyne: Coastside Author (1)

Jack London lived on a coastal farm in the 1880s, author John Steinbeck holed up beside a tree-studded Coastside creek and Palo Alto writer Kathleen Norris got her inspiration in a Moss Beach cottage overlooking the ocean.

Peter Bernard Kyne, who went on to become one of America’s best-loved and best-paid authors, also got some of his writing material from living on the Coastside.

Between 1916 and 1930, Peter turned out 25 novels and 1,000 short stories. Most of his hugely popular pieces took place in and around San Francisco, leading to his coronation as “king of the literary mountain.”

…to be continued…