Jackson Hill Fahnestock
I have had the good fortune during my career as an architect to travel and experience different cultures and environs. Working on large-scale projects in such places as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and England has been not only satisfying from a creative standpoint but has also allowed me to take away impressions that last a lifetime. Some of those impressions eventually became the seeds of my first novel, Shu Wei's Revenge. My web site at https://www.jacksonfahnestock.com gives more details.
Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
Master's degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York.
While at Columbia I was fortunate enough to receive a summer scholarship to travel and study throughout Europe. Writing a report on this trip in addition to my Master's thesis in Urban Planning confirmed my deep-seated interest in writing. While working for the Mayor's Office of Lower Manhattan Development in New York I published a book, To Preserve a Heritage, a book on landmarks in Lower Manhattan.
By that time the motivation to research and to write--particularly historical pieces--was in my blood. During retirement, in addition to doing art work, I began writing my novel. Well, it wasn't quite this novel. It had the same basic premise but was a far cry from today's version after many edits and re-writes. It is currently scheduled for publication in September.
Community Activities in San Francisco:
Member, Citizens Advisory Committee for Transbay Joint Powers Authority, San Francisco
Member, Citizens Working Group, Railyard Alternatives, Mission Bay, San Francisco
Member, Community Working Group, High Speed Rail (San Jose to San Francisco section)
Left Coast Writers, San Francisco Bay Area
Indie Publishing Working Group, Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco
Member, Independent Book Publishers Assoc.
When I'm not writing I sneak in a bike ride from my home in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco to Golden Gate Park or to the Golden Gate Bridge. My wife, Peggy, and I live in San Francisco, along with our daughter, Margot; Our son, Peter, and his family live in Pasadena.