Tom Brosnahan

Author, travel writer, photographer, web developer


I've been a nonfiction writer for 50+ years, with no interest in writing fiction—until 2016. In that year, on yet another visit to Istanbul, I recalled what it was like when I first saw it in 1968. Like a click on YouTube, the hippies, diplomats and vagabonds of that era came to life in my mind and began to tell their stories, so I wrote it all down. Within two weeks I had 30,000 words of a novel. By the end of 2016, it was up to about 75,000 words (roughly 275 pages). I plan to publish it as Flora, Julien, Bruce & Sarah in summer 2017. More...

 

Telling a story was not new for me: I had written my 304-page (125,000-word) humorous travel memoir, Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea, in 2005—and I enjoyed the writing.

 

So I started on the sequel, but the characters Flora, Julien, Bruce and Sarah went into hiding, and completely different characters popped up...in Paris! So I wrote about them. That story is Paris Girls Secret Society, now published as an ebook and a paperback. More...

 

As I prepare Flora, Julien, Bruce & Sarah for publication, I'm also writing my third novel, tentatively entitled Alexandros. In this one, Bruce and Sarah reappear. Flora and Julien have not shown up so far in the writing, but lots of other people have. I can't wait to see what they'll do....