Author Work Spaces: Leigh Russell
Before I transferred to writing on an ipad, I completed most of my work sitting at my desk. Using an iPad has allowed me to be very flexible about where I write.
Like most authors, I am frequently invited to attend literary festivals, and give talks in libraries and bookshops. Most of these engagements involve travelling, and when I’m on a train or a plane journey, I usually take the opportunity to do some writing.
Sometimes when I’m out and about on the road, I might sit and work in a café. It can be quite relaxing to sit in a corner and work without any interruptions.
The truth is, I can write anywhere in the world, because my writing space is in my head. All I need is an idea, and I’m off, wherever I may be. Here’s a photo a friend took when she spotted me busily writing while we were on holiday on a Greek island.
That said, since my publisher sent me a show card large enough to cover up my rather long To Do list, I am very happy to sit and work at my desk.
After many years teaching English in secondary school, internationally bestselling author Leigh Russell now writes crime fiction full time for No Exit Press. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, including #1 on kindle. Leigh’s work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her series are in development for television with Avalon Television Ltd.
Journey to Death, set in the Seychelles, is the first title in her Lucy Hall series published by Thomas and Mercer.