‘Where Stories Are Made‘ is posted twice a month and features a different author each week. It’s where the author gives us a tour of their writing place, whether it be an office, coffee shop or park. They tell us about their daily routine along with a few photos! You can see a list of all the authors who have participated below.
Our guest today is fantasy author, Lisa Shearin
Contrary to popular belief, most authors do have day jobs just like everyone else. I’m happily ensconced at an advertising agency as an editor and quality control manager. In my previous corporate life, I’ve been a magazine editor, advertising copywriter, and writer of corporate marketing materials of every description.
I’m the author of the national bestselling fantasy adventure series featuring Raine Benares, a finder of things lost and people missing. But what Raine finds best is trouble and lots of it. The series began with Magic Lost Trouble Found, and continued with Armed & Magical, The Trouble With Demons, Bewitched & Betrayed, Con & Conjure and All Spell Breaks Loose, which will hit bookstore shelves in 2012.
I’m a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers. I live in North Carolina with my always patient and ever-encouraging husband, two spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds and a Jack Russell terrier who rules us all.
Con & Conjure (Raine Benares #5) – Out now
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I’m fortunate enough to finally have an actual office with a door. In our previous house, I had a tiny desk in the corner of our bedroom. The first time we walked through the house we’re in now with our realtor, we immediately knew we wanted the house, so I claimed the biggest upstairs bedroom for my office. It has two windows that look out over the woods behind the house, and has a great closet to store all my office supplies, and my growing collection of briefcases/computer bags (yeah, it’s a weakness).
It’s uncluttered right now because I just cleaned it after I finished writing Raine Benares’ sixth adventure, ‘All Spell Breaks Loose’, which will be out in summer 2012. I always like to have a neat & tidy space to start the next book.
My office is only one of the places where I write. Our greyhounds Andy and Gracie like for me to be downstairs with them when my husband, Derek, isn’t at home. In fact, Andy’s whining right now. When that’s the case, I usually take my computer and work downstairs on the dining room table, which has the added benefit of being closer to the coffee and tea (and the oh so dangerous snacks).
But for the last two books, I’ve written the first drafts of each chapter in longhand in a journal with one of the fountain pens in my growing collection. At the moment, my favorites are my Esterbrook J Series, which are around 60 years old. They’re awesome. And I write in an antique rocking chair that I found. I took one look at this chair and just knew that I would get a lot of writing done while sitting in it. I don’t know much about it other than that it’s mahogany and around 120 years old. If any of you reading this know more about it, please send me an email and let me know.
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