Saturday, April 16, 2016

My Writing Space

Do you have a favorite spot to read or write? Here’s a picture of my writing space.

And my somewhat negligent muse, Auggie Doggie. 

I spend so much time in this room, thought I would share. The plaque says, “Don’t piss off the fairies” and it’s one of my treasures. When I was writing the Unbidden Magic young adult series, I began delving into the history and lore of fairies and found the perfect match for my protagonist, Allie Emerson. Allie lives in travel trailer surrounded by apple orchards. In my research, I discovered the magic island of Avalon is another name for the Isle of Apples. This gave me a connection to Allie’s mortal and fairy world, so I was off and running. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent describing Allie’s adventures in both worlds.

My other treasure, MARILEE, carved in wood, was a gift from a high school volleyball team I coached. It has been on my desk for years and reminds me of a very special time in my life.

Do you have special mementos in your work space or a favorite place to read or write?