A slice of the City appeared before me, undulating slightly like a carpet that someone had failed to pull tight. 

- from Invisible Ink, a near-future novel set in San Francisco


Sue McGarry is an author - slash - user experience designer. Originally from Canada, she moved to San Francisco in 1995 to escape winter and work at Apple Computer. The City wakened her creative muse. She recently completed a novel, Invisible Ink, set in a near-future San Francisco where the Golden Gate Bridge no longer exists. She also writes short stories based on her experiences working in the tech industry, and poems inspired by cocktails.

Sue is a member of the Alabama Street Writer’s Group, a weekly writing workshop, and read a selection from her book at the ever-popular Lit Crawl event in San Francisco's Mission district, in 2016.




"Some of the best things happened to me in San Francisco. Some of the worst things happened to me in San Francisco. I am a citizen of two places and a resident of one. I pledge allegiance - not to a queen, not to a flag - to a topography."

Check out my blog post, San Francisco Gives The Best Hugs. It's a thought piece on the city that always inspires me, and sometimes brings me to despair. Read it and then tell me what you think.


Read Chapter 1

From my novel Invisible Ink

Watch me read an excerpt from Invisible Ink

At Lit Crawl 2016

The Girl, Disrupted series
Volume 1. Jenna has her first real job at ViaTel. Now the whole design department is going on a retreat to a lodge in the woods.  

more about the series ›

Invisible Ink, a novel
Cara lives in a near-future San Francisco. Her sister brought down the Golden Gate Bridge - now Cara is trying to put it back up.   

read an excerpt ›

Wobbly rhymes about strong drinks
Welcome to 1990s San Francisco, where the cocktail shaker reigns supreme. Get out the vodka and see what happens next. 

strong drinks ›