Tag Archives: San Francisco

Musings on the Depth of Beauty V-W-X-Y-Z

Today I’m wrapping up my “alphabet soup” of interesting tidbits related to my novel The Depth of Beauty: V is for violence …and vitality Imagine up to thirty thousand people, living in a ramshackle neighborhood no larger than fifteen city blocks.  Population estimates vary, but generally, that was the case in San Francisco’s Chinatown around […]

Musings on the Depth of Beauty P-Q-R

P is for Paper Son No matter the time in history or place of origin, immigrants in search of a better life will go to almost any lengths to secure it—even if it means circumventing the law.  To protect American jobs during a slumping economy, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which meant […]

Musings on the Depth of Beauty M-N-O

During the course of researching my historical novel The Depth of Beauty, I came across scads of fascinating facts that I’ve been sharing over time. Here are a few more relating to Chinatown:   M is for Mornay Sauce To illustrate the shallow world in which Will Firestone lives, I begin the novel with his wealthy […]

Musings on The Depth of Beauty G-H-I

G is for Guandong In the Depth of Beauty, most of the Chinese immigrants hail from Guandong province, and the novel touches upon the stirrings of revolution in China. Guandong province lies on the coast of the South China Sea in the People’s Republic of China.  Its capital, Guanzhou, (known to westerners at one point […]

The Depth Of Beauty by A.B. Michaels

Musings on The Depth of Beauty A-B-C

My new historical novel, The Depth of Beauty is now out in the world (on sale for just 99 cents here!) and already it’s gotten great feedback.  I love the story because, apart from the romance, it contains a lot of fascinating material about the time period around the turn of the twentieth century. I’ve […]