Here I am as promised with pictures of my office. I admit I will either be fussing around with book placement in the future, or I’ll just learn where I put things and move on. Yes, there is a bit of a madness to how I have the books on the shelves. Some are alphabetical, some are in collections, and others (from recently unearthed boxes) just fit.
A brief tour… My office is on the main floor of Ravens’ Rook at the back of the house. I have windows overlooking the back garden which faces north, and I have an eastern window that gives me morning light filtered by the giant oaks and pine trees.
I enter the office through a 400lb barndoor. I can completely close off my office when needed. My desk sets in the middle of the room. I don’t like having my back to the door. Too many scary things can come up behind me when I’m concentrating.
Our carpenter/artist Pat McGrew built deep bookcases over cabinets large enough to hold all my files, printers, and other treasures. There are bookshelves and cabinets on three of the four walls. A window seat with underneath storage was built between two bookcases.
There is room for just about everything I own. I have original manuscripts and book proofs tucked away. The shelves hold favorite books, mementos, photographs, and props used in book covers. Finally, I have my Castle poster signed by Nathan Fillion and a painting of my most favorite Tarot card on the wall. When I close off the door, Murphy’s axe reminds me of why this office is here in the first place. It’s more than a place for me to write, it’s a portal to the world of the “Haunted Series.”
Author Signing: If anyone is in the Traverse City, Michigan area on Black Friday, November 24th. I'm going to be at the Horizon Book Store between four and six PM. Stop by and say hi.
PS: The handsome green guy standing at the door is our family mummy Graham Greene.