Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Was a Middle-Aged Model by Mark Coggins

Mark Coggins' novels have been nominated for the Shamus and the Barry crime fiction awards and have been selected for best of the year lists compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Detroit Free Press and, among others.

RUNOFF and THE BIG WAKE-UP won the Next Generation Indie Book Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) respectively, both in the crime fiction category. THE IMMORTAL GAME was optioned for a film.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife Linda.

I Was a Middle-Aged Model
by Mark Coggins

My general interest in photography, coupled with my desire to do a little background research in the commercial branch of the field to see if I might start a new crime fiction series with a photographer as protagonist, prompted me to volunteer for a photo shoot at the venerable San Francisco hotel Sir Francis Drake.



My role was the old, white-haired guy who has power business breakfasts--and crashes all the parties of the young beautiful people.  I also do a bit as the guy hurrying up the stairs to meet a friend, which you can see here on the newly redesigned hotel website:

I had a ton of fun and developed a great deal of respect for the skill and work ethic of Cris Molina (, the photographer assigned to do the shoot.

Will I do a series based on character like him? We'll see, we'll see.
  shows all the little annotations that describe the different objects on and around the desk.



Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Sounds like a fun gig! The pictures turned out really well. :)

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Mark - thanks much for stopping by. You're a terrific model! (and I have a serious covet going on with that wonderful old typewriter!).