Writer, author, trailblazer

From an early age, I sensed a mysterious intangible in San Francisco, an intertwining of old and new, East and West, romance and reality, cool gray fog and warm golden sunshine. This led me to begin my writing career by exploring the nooks and alleyways where the soul of the city dwelt. Inspired by echoes of the Gold Rush found in Jackson Square and tales of the city told by generations of writers, I wrote Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail, a combined guidebook and early history of the city. A few years later, the path of my imagination became San Francisco’s official historical walking trail, marked with bronze medallions in the sidewalk that connects twenty of the city’s most important historic sites.

Since then, my writing has expanded to far off places and ancient eras. I’ve conjured a voyage to Shanghai in the 1930s, a family in peril during the Great Recession, and a puzzling mystery of set in ancient Jerusalem. I’ve been published in Hemisphere’s Magazine, Where Magazine, and Library Journal and appeared on numerous TV programs, including Bay Area Back Roads, Saving the Bay, and KQED’s program, Sin, Fire, and Gold! the days of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast.

Quicksilver Press is the publishing vehicle for Daniel Bacon. To date it has sold more than 35,000 books and guides.