Thursday, May 10, 2007

August's Office

I've been working to pull together all the photographs that will illustrate my forthcoming novel, Runoff. For one of the chapters, I wanted a picture of the Flood Building in San Francisco, where my PI protagonist August Riordan has his office on the 12th floor.

I wasn't happy with the exterior shots I managed to take, so I decided to go inside and actually check out the 12th floor. Look what (my buddy Mr. Photoshop and) I found:

Although it's never mentioned in the text, August has his office in the Flood Building because that is where the Pinkerton National Detective Agency was based when Dashiell Hammett worked there as an operative. The Pinks were in suite 314, but August prefers the view from the top floor.


At 1:34 PM, Blogger Res said...

I've just finished reading, "Candy From Strangers." By God, man, you really are a super writer.

I've enjoyed the book, and look forward to reading "runoff."

~~Best wishes, from a fellow aspiring writer~~


res~~(ps: this blog is closed, but still out there. I'll be back, hopefully, in June, writing as "adam b." My Novel-in-progress, can be found at: if you'd like to take a peek.)

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Mark Coggins said...


Thank you for the kind words about the book. Best of luck with your own writing.



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